Italy’s “family check” for employees with children is also provided to gay couples

by Roberta Lunghini - 2017.05.09
Italy’s “family check” for employees with children is also provided to gay couples
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The Italian “family check”, a type of economic assistance for employees in certain work categories with children, is also provided to gay couples joined by civil union, who have kids. Providing that one member of the couple is an employee or eligible for a pension. Children can even come from a previous relationship. The Italian Social Security Institute (INPS) recently distributed an informative brochure with detailed information about the relatively new national law regulating such issues, called the Cirinnà law. Details are given about the many factors that determine the amount of the check, including the number of family members, income, and type of family. In addition, it specifies that couples of the same sex who were married abroad will have the same rights that are recognized by the Italian civil union.

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