The Government of Madeira decided to create the ‘solitary gas’ program to help families with financial shortages in the acquisition of gas for domestic use, which represents an investment of 650 thousand euros, was announced today.
At its meeting today, the Madeira executive’s board authorized “the creation of the Solidarity Gas Program in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, aimed at granting financial support to families with financial shortages and for savings in the acquisition of gas for domestic use, whether in the acquisition of gas bottles, or in the acquisition of channeled gas”, reads in the text of the conclusions of the weekly meeting of the governing cast.
In the same document, the Regional Government of PSD/CDS coalition states that this program will allow to support the most deprived families of the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo in paying the gas invoices.
The executive also explains that the program is another social aid that “has the objective of financially supporting the costs of liquefied oil gases from families with residence in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, the acquisition of bottled or channelled GPL to a lower value, in the adhering operators”.
In the text, the Regional Government adds that this measure will take effect on August 1, and can apply “all families who already enjoy the social tariff of supplying electricity, which will correspond to a universe of 22,000 consumers”.
" For the current year and to implement this measure, the Regional Government has reserved a global amount of EUR 650 thousand for the Regional Directorate for Economics and Transport “, underlines, informing that this entity will “accompany and monitor” this program.
It also emphasizes that, annually, consumers who are approved to be supported through this program “will have a savings of 72 euros, which translates into a deduction of six euros per month, whether in the invoice of the channeled gas, or in the acquisition of a bottle of gas”.
The Madeiran government concludes by saying that, in order to access this support, beneficiaries will only have to present the citizen’s card and the last electric energy bill with updated social rate and on their behalf.
[via](https://www.jm-madeira.pt/regiao/ver/136455/Madeira_cria_programa_gas_solidario_para_apoiar_familias_carenciadas “Madeira cria programa “gás solidário” para apoiar famílias carenciadas”)