People’s Benefit Programme

About the program

Program implemented in 2009 and executed by the Department of Community Development, Ministry of Social Transformation. It is a monthly transfer of XCD$215 (USD$80) for persons with disabilities or who are in a vulnerable situation (with a monthly income lower than USD$300 per household) to buy food and personal items.

Country Antigua and Barbuda
Home 2009
Classification Cash transfers
FNS Dimension Acceso
Website http://www.ab.gov.ag/article_details.php?id=3191&category=0
Components and/or products

A XCD$215 (USD$80) monthly transfer for persons with disabilities or who are in a vulnerable situation (with a monthly income lower than USD$300 per household) and with the People's Benefit Card these individuals can buy food and personal items in different stores.

Target population

People with disabilities or who are vulnerable. The basic requirement for insertion in the program is that the household income does not exceed USD$300 per month.

Scope

Nacional

Geographical coverage Urbano y rural
Responsible organism

Ministerio de Salud y Medio Ambiente

Executing organism Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario
Related national policies

Plan of Action 2013 – 2014 for the Zero Hunger Challenge

Antigua and Barbuda Food and Nutrition Security Policy


Financial sources

PDV Caribe Antigua and Barbuda Ltd.