# Citizenship income, how much money is lost with the inclusion allowance

November and December are the last months for the payment of Citizenship Income: after which we will move on to the new measure known as Inclusion Allowance, very similar but with some innovations that can influence – quite a bit – the amount received.

In detail, with the transition from Citizenship Income to Inclusion Allowance, the rules for calculating the equivalence scale parameter change, that value which is used to quantify the amount of integration due to the family unit.

Until now, the equivalence scale parameter has been calculated with clear and simple rules: starting from a value of 1 assigned to the applicant, a 0.2 is added for each minor and a 0.4 for each adult, up to maximum of 2.1 (which rises to 2.2 only in the case of households with severely disabled dependents).

With the entry into force of the Inclusion Allowance, the rules change and become more complex, as for minors the equivalence scale parameter varies depending on their age, while for adults it depends on their condition.

For example, those who are able to work are excluded from the calculation, thus resulting in a clear reduction in the amount – with the risk of not even being able to access the measure – for those families in which there are several employable members.

In this regard, here is a comparison between the rules for calculating the Citizen's Income and those planned with the transition to the Inclusion Allowance, as well as some examples that will help us understand how the amount will change between December and January (although the payment of the Check will not be immediate).

How the Citizenship Income is calculated The Citizenship Income is nothing more than a supplement to the family income.

Based on the earnings received by the family, an amount is recognized that is just sufficient to reach the minimum threshold set by law, equal to 6,000 euros per year (500 euros per month) multiplied by the equivalence scale parameter.

Scaling parameter which, as anticipated, is calculated as follows: value equal to 1 for the applicant; addition of 0.4 for each adult member; addition of 0.2 for each minor member.

The limit threshold is 2.1, which means that at most you are entitled – with a family income of zero, to a monthly supplement of 1,050 euros, 1,100 euros in the case of families with severely disabled or non-self-sufficient people with a scale parameter which can reach up to 2.2.

How the inclusion allowance is calculated As anticipated, with the transition to the inclusion allowance the calculation criteria are tightened as employable adult members are no longer considered.

In detail, here is a diagram published by the Ministry of Labor website which helps us clarify the new values: As we can see, the value assigned to minors drops, halving even in the case of those who have reached the age of 3, but in this case – as we will see below – the lower amount will be compensated by an increase in the single allowance.

The most tangible difference instead concerns families with adults, to whom no value is assigned if they are in a position to work.

It drops from 0.4 to 0.3, however, for those who, although not disabled, are in a condition of serious biopsychosocial distress.

The value due to disabled people is increased, to whom a 0.5 is assigned.

The maximum threshold has also changed: no longer 2.1 but 2.2, which can be increased to 2.3 in the case of households with dependent severely disabled people.

This means that the amount, which initially is always equal to 500 euros per month, can rise up to 1,100 euros per month (1,150 euros for those reaching a parameter of 2.3).

How much is lost with the transition from Citizenship Income to Inclusion Allowance In this regard, we can give some examples to find out how the amount of support changes with the entry into force of the Inclusion Allowance.

No difference in the case of the single person, since as anticipated we start from 500 euros per month in the case of zero income.

The more components there are, however, the greater the risk of a lowering of the amount.

Let's think for example of a family made up of two adults, of which the additional one cannot be employed and is therefore not included in the scale parameter.

In this case the maximum amount is always 500 euros, while with the Citizenship Income you were entitled to 700 euros.

In fact, for each unemployable adult member, up to 200 euros per month are lost, while for adult members with serious hardship, up to 50 euros are lost.

Instead, 50 euros are "earned" for severely disabled members, while in the case of children, 25 are lost for those who have not yet reached the age of 3 and 50 euros for those who have exceeded this threshold.

It must be said, however, that in the case of minors it is the Single Allowance that increases: with the Citizenship Income, in fact, only an integration is due, while with the transition to the Inclusion Allowance the full amount is due.

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