Frenkel: Hopefully we will reach 2023 without a hyperinflationary crisis 2:12 (CNN Spanish) — All the people who today receive the subsidy for gas and electricity rates in Argentina and want to keep it – as long as they comply with the new requirements established by the Government—must be registered in the Registry of Access to Energy Subsidies (RASE). The Government of Argentina ordered a segmentation of households according to their income to “order” the subsidies it grants to electricity and gas, as explained on its official website. Under the new organization, defined in a June decree, those households with lower or medium incomes — up to 350,000 pesos per month — will be able to maintain the aid provided by the State to cover the cost of these public services. These categories, which also refer to the number of properties, cars and other assets in each house, include 90% of households in the country. “The State covers, on average, more than 70% of the cost of energy that reaches homes. In the scheme applied until June 2022, the subsidy even reached the highest-income sectors that did not need State support” , explains the Government in its detail of the measure. Those with high incomes will be subjected to a “gradual and bimonthly thirds” reduction in subsidies and, by the end of the year, will pay the full rate according to official information. How to register for RASE To register for RASE and continue to be subsidized, you must access the page https://www.argentina.gob.ar/subsidios, which “in the next few days” will enable registration. You can also register in person at the offices of the National Social Security Administration (ANSES) or at service providers. Registration involves completing an affidavit, says the decree that regulates the new way in which the subsidies will be distributed, and commits to making the resources available for a “safe, agile and free deployment” in the country. The administration clarifies that everyone must register, including retirees and pensioners and those who receive aid from social programs, for example a universal allowance for children. Another important clarification: it does not matter if you are a tenant or owner, if you correspond to the allocation according to income, you will be able to continue receiving it. If the invoice is not in your name, you can also register explaining that you are not the owner of the service. Exceptions: who is left out of the segmentation There are two cases in which your home may be left out of the segmentation advanced by the Government. On the one hand, if you are electrically dependent, in which case you must register in the Register of Electrodependents and only do the process for gas. On the other hand, the procedure does not correspond to you if there is a public welfare entity at the address where you live. These types of institutions have a differentiated rate that you can request here.
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