After Serbia's 1,750,000 pensioners should have received the Government's promised Euro 100 in aid after the lifting of the state of emergency due to the coronavirus epidemic, the other adult citizens could expect it as of Monday, N1 reported.
However, not all pensioners had got it, and some other people said they did not know whether they were registered for the aid though they applied, after promises by President Aleksandar Vucic and Finance Minister Sinisa Mali.
Mali said that some four million people applied in addition to 1,750,000 retired and those on social welfare who got the money automatically.
To secure 580 million Euro, on top of the aid to the country's economy, Belgrade sold Government's bonds at the international capital market with a 3.375 percent interest rate with maturity in 2027.
But, some pensioners told N1 they still hadn't received the money. They had always received sporadic amounts granted by the Government, but not this time, they said, fearing the Euro 100 would never come.
"I'm one of those who haven't received it," one of several pensioners told N1.
The complaints also came from other people who said they could not apply for the aid, adding there were problems in the system which they could not report anywhere.
"I have the citizenship and don't receive social welfare, and I'm rejected. Shame, really," another person said.N1 TV tried to get information from the Finance Ministry about who those who hadn't received the Euro 100 could complain to but did not get an answer.
Mali said that the right to the aid had some 5.8 million people in Serbia, which would cost the Government some 580 million Euro.
To secure that, besides the aid to the country's economy, Belgrade sold the Government's bonds at the international capital market with a 3.375 percent interest rate with maturity in 2027.