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Little interest in maintaining water subsidies: only 23,000 users have requested them

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Little interest in maintaining water subsidies: only 23,000 users have requested them

Increases in water bills, which have been in place since the beginning of the month, seem to worry households less than increases in other public services, such as electricity. More than 8.5 million households have asked to maintain electricity subsidies. Instead, only 23,000 asked to be detained to pay their water bill.

A register was opened a month ago to maintain subsidies for water and sewage services. Beneficiaries of the social rate (about 210,000 cases) will continue with the discounts. But the rest of Aysa’s 2.6 million customers will gradually lose benefits.

The segmentation established by Aysa allows discounts to be maintained, but in a more restrictive way than for electricity and gas. Like the Ministry of Energy, set up Aysa three customer segments: high, medium and medium-low. This classification was made based on the areas where customers live.

To find out if they can join this register, customers should look at the back of their water bill. There’s a “zonal coefficient”. If he finds himself between 1.10 and 1.45households will retain the benefit of a gradual reduction in benefits.

The water and sanitation regulatory body (ERAS) is the recipient of requests for concessions in the services provided by Aysa. There they study the 23,000 orders and then tell Aysa which customers have to keep subsidies.

Almost 2,000 customers have been noted in the water register, but to affirm it they don’t want any subsidies. Most have done so because they want to continue to have access to the ability to buy “dollar savings”.

Unlike the registration of electricity and gas benefits, where it was not immediately clarified that the beneficiaries would later be excluded from the “savings dollar” scheme, on the registration page of the water register if this situation is clarified. “Users of drinking water supply, while receiving a subsidy, They will not be able to access the official foreign exchange market or carry out transactions with securities and other securities settled in foreign currency. details.

To access these subsidies you must also have a family incomeThat’s less than $240,000. The floor is higher than that applied for light and water.

Customers classified as high-end have already lost their benefits, unless they have gone through a procedure. Those labeled as media will lose them in sections. The so-called medium-low (the largest group, over 1.1 million cases, is the only one who will keep some subsidies, even if it is not even that much: only 15% by June next year.

In Aysa, the families of the so-called high areas no longer receive the subsidy, starting from November. His average bill was $1,000. Starting this month, with benefits removed, they’ll pay no less than $2,300 a month. We are talking about 500,000 families who will no longer have discounts.

Mid-range customers pay just under $900 on their bills on average. The removal of subsidies will be gradual: a third in November-December, another in January-February and the last one in March-April. In June alone, they would be paying nearly $2,200 a month, according to company estimates. There are nearly a million homes in this category.

Low-lying area residents (more than 1.1 million) are the only ones who will keep a subsidy when the process concludes in April 2023, with full implementation in June. In November, they will keep 45% of the subsidies. In January 30%. And in March, 15%. The average utility bill will go from under $800 today to $1,600 in June 2023.

The segmentation of the Ministry of Energy towards electricity and gas customers has established less restrictive conditions. Mid-tiers — earning less than $448,000 a month as a family group — can keep their ticket discounts through March of next year. And low-income sectors (income below $120,000) will not lose any subsidies.

In the light, 5 million families managed to convince the state to continue subsidizing all costs. And more than 3.5 million customers will also get discounts.

Source: Clarin

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