Ingreso Ético Familiar

About the program

It is a Program that consists of a set of conditional and unconditional cash transfers that complements the income of families living in extreme poverty in the country. It combines base cash transfers per family and individuals with bonuses contingent to scheduled use of health services and education and there is, as well, a cash transfer bonus for women’s work. The program also has a component related to psychosocial support socio-occupational integration.

Country Chile
Home 2012
Classification Cash transfers
FNS Dimension Acceso


Provide tools for families to overcome poverty by themselves through economic, social and employment support.

Components and/or products

Social support: It identifies needs and sets Objective to facilitate people’s full integration to civil society and autonomous development. It has a maximum duration of 24 months and in order to achieve its objectives, there is a professional who performs the process of personalized accompaniment with the families and individuals.

Employment Support: It aims to improve people’s incomes, strengthening their capacity to enter labor market, or opening opportunities if they already work. It has a maximum duration of 24 months and is aimed for beneficiaries in families incorporated to the program Ethical Family Income, they must be adults and able to work, they must not be studying and, even though, not be formally employed. Similarly, people who are of working age and are currently studying can participate provided their studies are compatible with the program.

Networks: It refers to programs, services and benefits, public and private, which can be accessed by families and individuals that are benefitted by the program Ethical Family Income.

Bono por Dignidad (Dignity Cash Transfer): It refers to an unconditional cash transfer for families benefitted by the Ethical Family Income. It involves the following:

  1. Bono Base Familiar: Basic Cash Transfer per Household: It’s a monthly payment, during the months the family is eligible for participation and can be benefitted for up to 24 months. The calculation for the amount of the benefit is done by using information regarding subsidies received by the family, CASEN survey and the Social Protection Card or the instrument that replaces it.
  2. Bono de protección: Basic Cash Transfer for Protection: This benefit is paid monthly depending on the time the family has been on the social support program; it applies according to the following sections:
    • Month 1 to 6: $15.516 (USD$22)
    • Month 7 to 12: $ 11.823 (USD$17)
    • Month 13 to 18: $ 8.127 (USD$11)
    • Month 19 to 24: $9.899 (USD$14)

Bonos por deberes: Cash transfers for complying with specific duties: These are cash transfers that are delivered to individuals and families who participate in programs for Social Support and Employment Support; individuals that can be benefitted must be under the age of 18 as of March 31 of the respective year. It entails the following:

  1. Bono Control del Niño Sano: Conditional Cash Transfer regarding Children’s Health Control: Intended for families with children among its members under the age of 6 as of March 31 of the respective year. The family should keep the child’s health checks up to date, which must be verified by presenting the child’s health card to the municipality.
  2. Bono por Asistencia Escolar: Cash Transfer for School Attendance: Destined to all family members who are between the ages of 6 and 18 years as of March 31 of the respective year. The student must have a monthly attendance equal or greater than 85% in a state-recognized school establishment.

Bonos por logros: Cash Transfers for Achievements: These are cash transfers intended for 30% of the most vulnerable population, who achieve outstanding performance in various areas. It entails the following:

  1. Bono por Logros Escolares: Cash Transfer for School Achievements: This cash transfer is designed for families who have among its members individuals under the age of 24 who attend school within the grades from 5th to 12th (4° medio), which are a part of the 30% most vulnerable population and that are within 30% with the best academic performance of their class.
  2. Bono al Trabajo de la Mujer: Women Employment Subsidy: It is a cash transfer designed for dependent and independent working women that are between the ages of 25 and 59, belonging to the 30% most vulnerable part of the population. Vulnerability is measured by a special instrument that uses the score on the Social Protection Card (Ficha de Protección Social) and family income per person.
Target population

The Ethical Family Income is aimed for families who live in extreme poverty and, also, for individuals and their families who are vulnerable and comply any of the following conditions:

  • Are currently 65 or older, living alone or with someone and live in poverty or in a condition of vulnerability.
  • Homeless.
  • A minor whose legally responsible adult is deprived of liberty. In that case, caregivers may also be beneficiaries of the Ethical Family Income.


Geographical coverage Urbano y rural

The Ethical Family Income is aimed for 170,000 families living in extreme poverty in the country.

Annual budget

2015: CLP 61,635,293,000 (USD 98,577,842).

Responsible organism

Ministry of Social Development

Executing organism Ministry of Social Development
Related institutions Instituto de Previsión Social