Ministerial: Grant of an extraordinary Christmas Gift - Who are the beneficiaries?

The Deputy Ministry of Social Welfare grants an extraordinary Christmas Gift

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The granting of an extraordinary Christmas Gift for 2022, with an expenditure of €17.1 million, was approved today by the Council of Ministers, following a proposal by the Deputy Minister of Social Welfare Ms. Anastasia Anthousis.

The Christmas Gift will be awarded to the same categories of beneficiaries as it was given in 2021, specifically to:

• Beneficiaries of Minimum Guaranteed Income (MIG),

• Beneficiaries of the Pensioner Household Support Plan with Low Incomes,

• Beneficiaries of the Plan to Provide an Honorary Allowance for Mothers with Many Children,

• Recipients of Public Assistance, and

• Prisoners and children of prisoners who live in the occupied areas and attend the Kindergarten, Primary and High School of Rizokarpasos.

In addition to the above categories of beneficiaries, the extraordinary Christmas Gift will be granted this year to beneficiaries who receive Single Parent Families Allowance, with a total income of up to €19.500 and deposits of up to €10.000.

It is clarified that the amount of the Christmas Gift will not be considered as income for the purposes of providing the EEE, Low-Pensioner's Allowance, Honorary Mother's Allowance, Child and Single Parent Family Allowance, Easter Gift and Christmas Gift.

Payment of Sub-Ministry of Social Welfare Allowances for December

In view of the Christmas holidays, the Social Welfare Services and the Welfare Benefits Management Service of the Deputy Ministry of Social Welfare have made all the necessary arrangements for the early payment of public benefits, allowances and other social benefits, as follows:


Date of deposit to bank account

Check dispatch date

EEE and Christmas Gift for EEE recipients


Monthly Public Assistance Allowance and Christmas Gift



Emergency Public Assistance Allowance / Christmas Gift

08.12.2022 /


06.12.2022 / 14.12.2022

Low Income Pensioner Support Scheme Benefit / Christmas Gift

15.12.2022 /


Monthly Child Allowance for families with three and many children


Single Parent Monthly Allowance / Christmas Gift

09.12.2022 /


Christmas Allowance for beneficiaries of the 2022 Maternity Benefit Scheme


Charitable Monthly Grant to WWII Veterans/Widows of Veterans


Incarcerated and Resettled Allowance and Christmas Gift



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