The government continues to work to ease the burden for single-parent families, Minister for Families Katalin Novák said on her Facebook page on Sunday.
In a video message posted on the occasion of Single Parents’ Day, Novák said the government had supported the establishment of single-parent centres for Hungarians raising their children alone with some half a billion forints (EUR 1.4m). The centres offer parenting support, help writing CVs and legal advice, as well as day camps for kids in the summer, she added.
Novák said she is working with the justice ministry to more efficiently calculate and collect alimony.
She stressed that single-parent families are eligible for most tax preferences and home subsidies available to other families. She added that single-parent families get a bigger family allowance and enjoy a preference similar to that of big families when enrolling their children for creche.
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