More than 1.6 million citizens already benefited from the Minimum Vital Income (IMV) at the end of February, according to data published this Tuesday by the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations. According to this record, the aid already reaches 576,097 households, a figure that is close to the target set by Minister José Luis Escrivá for the end of 2022 (600,000). However, nearly three years after it was launched in the context of the most critical phase of the pandemic, this goal has not been reached. In the last 28 days, the portfolio has added some 13,000 people to the list of beneficiaries (compared to the 11,000 they added in January), so at this rate the goal could be exceeded in less than three months.
This ‘acceleration’ has occurred after the portfolio has reinforced its campaign for the benefit with an information tent that accompanies the IMV bus that has been touring the country for months. The ministry identified that a significant number of people were not requesting the aid because they did not understand the procedure or were even unaware of the existence of the aid and it seems that the strategy is having results. However, the number of people who are left out of the benefit is uncertain, since there is no official registry of vulnerable people.