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May 16, 2020

Coronavirus Update: State Secretary says the role of the family has increased during these difficult times

Katalin Novák, State Secretary for Family and Youth Affairs, today highlighted the importance of a family-friendly mindset and family-friendly politics.

 

During today’s Operational Group press conference, Katalin Novák, State Secretary for Family and Youth Affairs, highlighted the importance of a family-friendly mindset and family-friendly politics. “The role of the family has increased,” she said. “Above all, we can always count on our family members. We want to show that no Hungarian is alone.”

The state secretary said the government has decided to bring back its 13th month pension, adding that the number of beneficiaries will be expanded. “About 150,000 more people will receive a 13th month pension than under the previous regulation and there will be no upper ceiling, everyone will receive a full monthly amount,” she said.

Novák added that the deadline for childcare subsidies (Gyes and Gyed) has been extended by the government; and parents whose entitlement would have already expired will be eligible up until the end of the state of emergency. “From June 1, in addition to young people, expectant mothers at home and grandparents staying at home with children can also apply for free highway code and language courses,” she added.

A call center set up for advice on the coronavirus can be reached on +36-80-277-455 and +36-80-277-456 or by email koronavirus@bm.gov.hu