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Youth Card 2024: More than 145,000 young people will receive €150

Youth Card 2024: More than 145,000 young people will receive €150

The Youth Pass assistance of €150 is deposited in the form of a digital debit card, which will be sent to credit institutions by Friday, May 31.

In more than 145,000 18 and 19 years old, who will receive financial support this year of up to 150 eurosin its context Youth card 2024. In more detail, in 69.825 Reached persons aged 18 years who have submitted the relevant application by the deadline of 15 May 2024 and for whom the cost of assistance is 10,473,750 euros. In addition, 19-year-olds who have already applied in the previous year and whose applications are up to 75.863 With the total aid reaching an amount 11,379,450 euros.

It is noteworthy that during the first year of the program’s implementation, and until the end of 2023, nearly 140,000 young people received support, with a total of about 140,000 young people receiving support. 21 million euros.

Those responsible for planning and implementing the Youth Card are Ministers of National Economy and Finance Kostis Hatzidakis, Interior Minister Nikis Keramios, Digital Governance Dimitris Papastergiou, and Deputy Minister of National Economy and Finance Thanos Petralias, according to the Joint Ministerial Decision (Government Gazette). B’5420/14.09.2023).

Aid approval procedures

The assistance of 150 euros is approved in the form of a digital debit card, which will be sent to credit institutions by Friday, May 31. It should be noted that there may be a delay of 1-2 business days until the beneficiaries receive the aid. The credit institution or financial institution informs the beneficiary about the first activation of the card and the deposit of the financial amount via text message (SMS) or email with an embedded link to activate the digital debit card.

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Beneficiaries can then use the aid amount to make purchases or receive services from companies active in the areas of tourism (e.g. in tourist accommodation), culture (e.g. to attend theatrical performances or concerts, buy books etc.) and transportation (taxis). , buses, trains, ferries – plane tickets, car rentals, pleasure boats, etc.). In more detail, the digital debit card can be used to make purchases or receive services in the following business categories:

  • Merchant Class Activity Description (MCC).
  • 3000 to 3350 airlines transport air
  • 3351 to 3500 car rental
  • 3,501 to 3,999 hotels/accommodations
  • 4111 transfers
  • 4112 Passenger transport by rail
  • 4121 Taxi services
  • 4131 Bus services
  • 4411 Sea transport / coastal ferries
  • 4457 Sea boat rental
  • 4511 Other air transport
  • 4582 Airport/Air Station
  • 4722 Travel agency
  • 4789 other transfers
  • 5551 Boat rental
  • 5561 Renting caravans and others
  • 5815 E-books, movies and music
  • 5942 Libraries
  • 7011 Hotel/other accommodation business
  • 7032 recreational and sports camps
  • 7033 Camping
  • 7512 Other car rental
  • 7832 cinemas
  • 7911 Dance halls, schools and studios
  • 7922 Theater companies, ticket agencies
  • 7929 Orchestras and Concert Bands
  • 7991 galleries, tourist attractions and museums
  • 7997 Gym services
  • 7999 Other entertainment services

It is noteworthy that the youth card is a permanent measure to support young people. In this context, the special application https://vouchers.gov.gr/youthpass will accept applications from April 1 to May 15 of each year. The subsidy will be disbursed to all beneficiaries once a year by May 31 of each year.

The beneficiaries of the youth card are:

* Tax residents in Greece,

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* Who have reached 18 or 19 years of age during the year prior to submitting the application and

*Applies to the platform.

It is emphasized that there are no criteria for property or income.

The application is submitted once and is not resubmitted after the beneficiary reaches the age of 19 years. However, if, for whatever reason, a young person does not apply when they turn 18, they can do so when they turn 19, and get the benefit for the second year only and not retrospectively.

The Youth Card procedure is implemented by the Information Society (KtP MAE) and is financed from the regular budget. The platform was developed by the National Network for Technology and Research Infrastructure (EDYTE SA – GRNET), a body supervised by the Ministry of Digital Governance, in cooperation with the General Secretariat for Information Systems and Digital Governance.