Fez - The Moroccan government has begun giving payments to widows who are in difficult situation, according to Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane
Fez – The Moroccan government has begun giving payments to widows who are in difficult situation, according to Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane
The allocations currently benefit 10,500 widows, and the number will increase after the government conducts a study of an additional 40,000 potential cases.
The initiative aims at bringing balance to Moroccan families and helping widowed mothers to support their children.
Widows’ children under the age of 21 will receive MAD 350 a month, provided the total for a family does not exceed MAD 1050. Children with special needs or disabilities will benefit from support their entire life.
Applicants are required to prove they are in need and that their children are continuing their studies, unless they suffer from a disability. Mothers will also have to provide their children’s birth certificates and certificates proving they are alive.
The program is expected to alleviate the hardships widows undergo and help many children continue their education.
Some cases have been delayed because their files do not contain the required documents.
Edited by Timoty Filla