Wednesday, January 19

Birth aid for young mothers who have been registered in Madrid for 10 years may be requested from January 1

The Governing Council of the Community of Madrid has approved aid of up to 14,500 euros per child for mothers under 30 years of age, which will come into force as of January 1, 2022 with the opening of the application submission period. This aid will be configured as a monthly payment of 500 euros that young pregnant women will receive from the fifth month of pregnancy and until their child reaches the age of two. As a novelty, it also includes adoptions of minors, although applicants – in this case of either sex – must be under 30 years of age, something that complicates the application.

The measure was one of the promises of the Madrid president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, during her inauguration speech on June 17. This has been announced by the Minister of Family, Youth and Social Policy, Concepción Dancausa, accompanied by the Minister of Education, Science and Universities and spokesman for the Madrid Executive, Enrique Ossorio, at the press conference after the Government Council that took place this Thursday at the Madrid Assembly.

Women who, on January 1, are in the 21st week of gestation or later, as well as mothers who have had a child or people who have adopted a minor from that date, will be eligible for these aids. This amount will be increased by the same amount for each additional child in the case of multiple gestations, births or adoptions.

The fine print of these grants leaves thousands of women living in Madrid out of this benefit, since the regional government will require ten years of registration in order to access these grants. It also sets an income threshold at 30,000 euros in individual taxation or 36,200 in joint taxation for the entire family unit.

The initial budget to provide this aid during 2022 is 20 million euros, an amount that can be increased depending on the number of requests that are processed favorably so that all people who meet the requirements can receive it.