All those registered as resident in Getxo are eligible for different types of social and economic assistance to cover basic needs if they cannot do this by their own means.
These grants are the Income Guarantee Grant, the Complementary Benefit for Housing, Emergency Social Aid, and Social Inclusion Aid.
In some cases applicants may be eligible for more than one type of assistance, whilst in other cases one form of assistance excludes them from others.
Income Guarantee Grant
This is monthly financial benefit for covering the basic needs of individuals and families who do not have sufficient resources and which aims to help them find employment.
This benefit is available to those who have no resources or the resources that they have are insufficient for covering their basic needs and who meet a certain set of requirements.
The unemployed, those in work with limited means, pensioners, or those receiving other types of benefit, etc are eligible.
To avail of it, the applicant must have been registered for at least three years on the municipal census of any municipality in the Basque Country, must be older than 23 years of age and have no economic means. The right to this benefit is part of a socio-employment integration process that allows the people who receive it to exercise their right to find employment.
Also, those who have been registered on the municipal census for one year and can provide evidence of 5 years of remunerated employment can apply for the benefit.
Complementary Benefit for Housing
This is a benefit of an economic and periodic nature, complementary to the Income Guarantee Grant which aims to cover the rental costs of housing or fixed abode under any of the following conditions, renting, subletting, coletting, board and lodging and room rental.
Information and guidance on how to apply for these benefits can be found at Lanbide.
Social Emergency Assistance
Social Emergency Assistance is economic aid for those whose income is insufficient to cover specific ordinary expenditure, or extraordinary expenditure, such as the costs arising from use and maintenance of their normal dwelling and basic amenities. It may also cover expenditure on certain primary needs which are not covered by the public system or previous credit expenses.
To receive this benefit , you need to have been on the electoral roll of any municipality within the territory of the Basque Country for at least six months prior to applying, be over 18 years old and not have enough money to meet the costs in question.
This assistance is limited, and covers only needs for which sufficient finance is available.
Information and guidelines about this subsidy can be obtained from the Basic Social Services Department at the Town Council.
Social Integration Grants
These are periodic grants of an economic nature which aim to deal with the basic needs and facilitate the social integration of those people who are in a situation of or at risk of social exclusion.
These grants may be applied for by those who do not have the right to the Income Guarantee Grant and who are independently cohabitating in one unit.
They must be people who are older than 18 years of age and be registered on the municipal census in any municipality in Bizkaia for at least 30 consecutive months before application can be made.
Information and guidelines about this subsidy can be obtained from the Basic Social Services Department at the Town Council..