The Monaco City Council has a wealth of experience and skills in assisting people in difficulty. It is a principal responsibility which it takes very seriously to work in harmony in support of the social fabric of the community.
It is thus creating a new social benefit, working alongside the Prince’s government to protect Monegasques who need a little extra help in their lives. The new benefit is called the Supplementary Disability Allowance or Handicap Allowance (ASIH).
It all came about from a proposal by the Department of Seniors and Social Action of the Town Hall – in particular its social action unit, with the support of Mayor Georges Marsan.
The proposal recognized that the National Old Age Allowance (ANV) paid by the Prince’s government is now exclusively reserved for people from over 60, of Monegasque nationality, not benefiting from any allowance paid by the Monegasque State. Whereas before it could be paid before age 60, that will no longer be the case. So there is an important gap that needs to be filled.
The resulting, recently announced, Supplementary Disability or Handicap Allowance (ASIH) from the Monaco City Council is intended for Monegasque adults, in addition to the payment of benefits from the Prince’s government. The benefits from the Prince’s government are called the Disabled Adults Allowance paid until age 60 (AAH), the Old Age Handicap Allowance, paid from age 60 (AHV ) or a pension or special annuity).
By creating the Supplementary Disability Allowance or Handicap Allowance ASIH, the Monaco City Council confirms its social role, alongside the Prince’s Government, and its skills in assisting people in difficulty.