If you have not received the letter containing the relevant project documents, and you believe you meet all the requirements for taking part, you can download the application form from the www.barcelona.cat/bmincomewebsite and hand it in at any Citizen Advice and Information Office. The deadline for applications is 26 September.
You will find a list of all the requirements for taking part in the B-MINCOME project on the www.barcelona.cat/bmincome. website. In the documents section, you will find the application form and instruction documents, which specify all the requirements.
No, you can only take part if you are a resident in one of the neighbourhoods that form part of the Eix Besòs (Ciutat Meridiana, Vallbona, Torre Baró, Roquetes, Trinitat Nova, Trinitat Vella, Baró de Viver, Bon Pastor, Verneda-La Pau and Besòs-Maresme).
The total amount of financial aid depends on your income, the amount of basic needs and your housing expenses. You can calculate the amount of financial aid you could receive using the explanatory document available in the Application and Instructions section of the www.barcelona.cat/bmincomewebsite.
The minimum monthly amount per household is €100, and the maximum is €1,676, the equivalent of two times the monthly poverty-risk threshold for Catalonia in 2016.
If potential participants are allocated the conditional category in the draw, they have to follow one of the four active social and labour-market insertion policy programmes. However, in all aid categories, participants must accept direct monitoring (with telephone surveys) and indirect monitoring (through their anonymous data) in order to compile the information needed to evaluate the project's impact.
Municipal inclusion support is considered to be emergency municipal aid, and it is complementary to the Generalitat of Catalonia's minimum insertion income and minimum guaranteed income. People who wish to take part in the project must make a commitment to apply for any other types of public-administration aid that they are entitled to. Most municipal, regional or state benefits or aid are counted as income when calculating the amount of aid that people may receive through the B-MINCOME project. The total amount of assets owned by household members is also taken into account. To find out what benefits or aid are counted as household income and the maximum amount of assets for taking part, see sections 5.2 and 5.5 of the project's explanatory document, which you can find in the Application and Instructions section of the www.barcelona.cat/bmincomewebsite.
Depending on your assigned aid category, you will have to follow an active social and labour-market insertion policy programme. These four policies are as follows: accredited training and municipal employment plans, fostering the cooperative, social and solidarity economy, housing aid so that owners can permanently rent out rooms and a community-participation programme. There is further information on these policies on the www.barcelona.cat/bmincome website, or in section 7 of the project's explanatory document, which is in the Application and Instructions section of the same website.
The City Council will hold a draw that includes all the applications, and it will contact you if your application has been successful. The City Council will also tell you which municipal inclusion support category you have been allocated.
Yes. You may withdraw from the project when you are informed that your application has been successful, if you so desire.
Payments are made every month (in arrears) by topping up a prepaid card provided by the City Council in the name of the applicant. This can be used in any establishment to acquire goods for household necessities.
You must communicate any legal or demographic changes to your household immediately. The City Council will recalculate the amount of aid you are entitled to.
You must communicate any changes (decrease or increase) to assets or income of all the members of your household immediately. The City Council will recalculate the amount of aid you are entitled to.
The purpose of the financial aid is to cover the basic needs of food, education, clothing,transport, cleaning, health and maintaining the household's living conditions.
Yes. The City Council may demand the total or partial repayment of the amount received in the following cases: a) not using the aid for the basic needs of food, education, clothing, maintenance and access to housing; b) not providing evidence that the aid has been used for the above needs; c) not complying with fiscal obligations or conserving supporting documents, which must be kept for a period of at least one year; d) resisting, making excuses, obstructing or refusing checks and controls or e) not providing information for the evaluation.