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Family Minister Stresses Importance of Easing Burden for Single-Parent Families

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.03.22.

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.

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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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