Valencia Government has introduced a scheme from the 5th May to assist with rent payments for those affected economically by the Covid-19 crisis. Applications can be received up to 30th June.
You can do the application online or ask for help with it from your local council.
Help Benidorm has donated 100 euros in two payments to Benidorm’s British Business Association’s Food Bank. If you would like to donate to this cause please contact the BBBA on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/benidormbba/
If you have no money and need food please call them on 640711873 or 603235744.
Their are other forms of aid from the local councils and a scheme for housing aid organised by Generalitat Valenciana. It would be hoped that these aids plus ERTE would mean only people in irregular situations will need to apply to the food bank as they have limited funds and everything they receive goes out to buying food for hungry families.
Benidorm council is launching a scheme to give people and families who have lost income due to the crisis a minimum of 200 euros a month for the next three months, This is increased for every member of the family by 50 euros. It is available to people who have been on the Benidorm padron for at least a year and have income less than 1,075 per month for a single person, increased for every extra family member by 0.2 and the income limit is double if their is a disabled person in the household.
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Fill in the application and bank details form found at https://benidorm.org/es/ayudas-familia and email them with copies/photos of passport and NIE residencia (both sides) OF ALL FAMILY MEMBERS to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can take them to the town hall or its sub-offices between 8am and 3pm.
The forms should be filled in in Spanish. It is best to write nothing in English as they may be rejected. If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader or Docuhub you can fill in the form by downloading and saving them and use the edit facility to fill and sign.
For people who are not empadronado including people who have not taken out residencia and may be on cash in hand short term work their only option is foodbanks.
Help has supported the Benidorm’s British Business Associations food bank. They inform us that their flow of donations is starting to dry up so if anyone would like to donate to them please visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/benidormbba/