The guaranteed minimum income, RMG, will be replaced by the social inclusion income, Revis,
People living on low incomes will see changes to the way they receive benefits after a new law was passed aimed at better incentivising people to find paid employment.
The guaranteed minimum income, RMG, will be replaced by the social inclusion income, Revis, splitting the benefit into an inclusion allowance and an activation allowance. The former consists of a basic lump sum per person of €701.19 and a component for household expenses of €709.19. If the beneficiary has children or is the head of a single parent household, they will receive additional funds.
The activation allowance rewards people who do paid work, whether part- or full-time. It does this by excluding 25% of the beneficiaries' earnings in the eligibility calculation. The new scheme will also allow two adults in the same household to benefit from a professional integration measure. What is more, the Revis benefit will be opened to self-employed people, under certain conditions.
The bill, which was voted on Tuesday, is expected to impact some 20,000 people in Luxembourg. It was adopted by 35 votes to 25, with the CSV and déi Lénk voting against.