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Párbeszéd Wants Increased Orphan Support for Children of Covid-19 Victims

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.04.21.

Opposition Párbeszéd on Wednesday said it has submitted a draft resolution to parliament on increasing orphan support for children whose parents have died from Covid-19.

Párbeszéd is proposing that orphan support should be increased to at least 100,000 forints (EUR 277) retroactively from Jan. 1 for children who lost a working age parent to coronavirus, Bence Tordai, the party’s deputy group leader, told an online press conference.

Opposition Lights Candles for 25,000 Covid Victims
Opposition Lights Candles for 25,000 Covid Victims

Leaders of the joint opposition gathered on Kossuth Square to light candles in front of the Parliament, commemorating the more than 25 thousand people who have fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic in Hungary. Representing Jobbik, the Socialists (MSZP), Momentum, Párbeszéd, LMP, and the Democratic Coalition (DK), the party leaders lit candles that were shaped […]Continue reading

The party is also proposing a one-off “reverence contribution” of 500,000 forints (EUR 1,378) for families who have lost someone to Covid-19.

Tordai also said that the jobseeker’s allowance should be doubled and the period of eligibility for it should be extended to nine months.

He also called on the government to “repeal measures that have made access to health care stricter” and to introduce a so-called crisis managing basic income. Also, public employees should be earning the minimum wage and store and business owners should receive financial support to help them reopen, he added.

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