Justice Minister Judit Varga has announced that the government’s support programs for families also cover single parents.
According to MTI, the justice minister said that assisting families was “something like a maternal instinct” for the government, which was “constantly fine-tuning” the system. The minister noted that the government plans to submit a bill tightening up the child protection law to parliament during its spring season. Children are “sacred and inviolable” in Hungary, she added. The minister said Hungary spent 6.2% of its GDP on family support in 2021, which she called a world record, adding that many countries had shown an interest in the Hungarian system. The government has made child support more client-friendly and single parents would be helped “in every possible way.”