Nearly 60% of Families Not Covered by Social Protection Regimes Benefit from Direct Social Assistance, Says Gov’t Spokesman

Rabat – Sixty percent of families not covered by social protection schemes benefit from direct social assistance, said, on Thursday, Minister Delegate in charge of Relations with Parliament, Government Spokesman, Mustapha Baitas.

Responding to a question on direct social assistance at a press briefing following the Government Council’s meeting, Baitas said that the scheme was designed to help different social categories that did not benefit from targeted public policies, noting that the government had adopted a new approach to help poor families with direct assistance that they receive at the end of each month.

This category benefited less from social mechanisms through the Compensation Fund, he explained, adding that 60% of families benefited from 8 billion dirhams from 2015 to 2023, while other categories benefited from 12 billion dirhams annually during the same period.

This new achievement, introduced by the government as part of the social State as desired by HM King Mohammed VI, has enabled target fa
milies to benefit from direct family allowances, noting that the latter will reach 300 dirhams per child in 2026, depending on the situation of each family, in addition to the lump-sum subsidy set at 500 dirhams.

The Minister also stated that the Government has chosen to address ‘the poor in a precise manner through the direct targeting mechanism,’ by means of the unified social register.

In this context, Baitas emphasized that “this new approach is very important to move forward on the path towards the promotion of a fair distribution of state resources”.

Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse