Unique and universal aid 2022 for children: the amounts provided and how to submit the application – INPS GUIDE

From 1 January 2022 it is possible to apply for the new INPS single and universal subsidy for dependent children. It is “ornline la request to order theUnique check universal – writes the INPS on social networks – which will be disbursed from March 2022. We remind you that the application can be made until February to receive it from March and June to accumulate the right to from March “.

Here is everything you need to know

What is the universal single check

It is a financial support given to families for each dependent child up to the age of 21 (under certain conditions) and with no age limit for children with disabilities.

How the amount is calculated

It varies depending on the economic condition of the family unit depending on the ISEE in force at the time of application, taking into account the age and number of children and the possible situations of disability of the children.

Because it is defined as unique and universal

Unique because it aims to simplify and strengthen interventions aimed at supporting fatherhood and birth. Universal, as it is guaranteed to a minimum to all families with dependent children, even in the absence of Isee or with Isee above the € 40,000 threshold.

How to submit the application

How to apply for a single check: the application for the single and universal subsidy is annual and includes the monthly payments from March to February of the following year. It can be presented from January 1, 2022. For applications submitted in January and February, the check will be paid from March; the corresponding payments will be made from 15 to 21 March 2022. For applications submitted between 1 January and 30 June, the single and universal season ticket will be due with all arrears from March 2022. For applications submitted after June 30, the bonus begins from the month following the month of submission and is determined based on the ISEE in force at the time of the sun · Licitud. From January 2022 the link to the application will be available on the INPS website.

The application can always be submitted:

  • * accessing the “single and universal check for dependent children” service from the website www.inps.it with at least level 2 SPID, Electronic Identity Card 3.0 (CIE) or National Service Card (CNS);
  • * contacting the toll-free number 803,164 (free landline) or the number 06 164.164 (from the mobile network, with the rate applied by the telephone company);
  • * through entities of sponsorshipthrough the telematic services they offer free of charge.

If you are a recipient of citizenship income?

The single and universal subsidy is paid ex officio by the INPS to households receiving income from citizenship, without the need to submit a specific application.

Concessions repealed with the introduction of the single universal subsidy

With the entry into force of the single and universal allowance, from March 2022, the following birth support measures are repealed, absorbed by the same allowance: birth or adoption bonus (maternity plus tomorrow); allowance for families with at least three minor children; family allowances for families with children and orphans; birth grant (called baby allowance), tax deductions for children up to 21 years. The single check does not absorb or limit the amounts of the daycare bonus.

Compatibility and fiscal neutrality

The single, universal subsidy does not contribute to the formation of total income for the purposes of the IRPEF. The subsidy is compatible with the use of any other cash measures in favor of dependent children provided by the regions, the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano and by the local authorities. It is also compatible with the Citizenship Income in the terms and according to the limitations indicated. The one-time allowance is not one of the care treatments considered in determining family income.

What are the requirements

The single and universal subsidy for dependent children covers all categories of salaried workers (both public and private), self-employed, retired, unemployed, unemployed, etc. The measure is recognized on condition that at the time of submitting the application and for the entire duration of the benefit, the applicant is in joint possession of the following requirements of citizenship, residence and residency: be it an Italian citizen or a member of the European Union. Union or family member, holder of the right of residence or the right of permanent residence, or is a citizen of a country outside the European Union in possession of an EU residence permit for long-term residents, or he holds a single job. a permit authorized to pursue a work activity for a period exceeding six months or a holder of a residence permit for research purposes authorized to reside in Italy for a period exceeding six months; is subject to the payment of income tax in Italy; is resident and domiciled in Italy; is or has been resident in Italy for at least two years, even if it is not continuous, or holds an indefinite or fixed-term employment contract of at least six months.

What to do before ordering

The amount of the single and universal allowance for dependent children is determined according to the economic condition of the family unit, verified through the current ISEE. Therefore, I must be in possession of Isee. The single check can also be requested in the absence of an ISEE or with an ISEE that exceeds the € 40,000 threshold. In this case, the minimum amounts of the benefit provided by law will be paid.

How to make Isee

To obtain the ISEE, it is possible to go to one of the authorized intermediaries for tax assistance (CAF), or electronically on the INPS website using SPID credentials, electronic DNI or national business card. services, choosing the Isee in an ordinary or pre-filled mode. In the latter case, the ISEE is usually made available within a few hours after the application.

How will the amount be paid and when?

The single and universal season ticket is paid by the INPS and is paid to the applicant or, even with a subsequent application, also among those who exercise parental responsibility, by crediting a bank or postal current account or choosing the form of direct debit bank transfer. When filling out the application, the requesting parent can indicate the chosen forms of payment also with reference to the other parent (eg IBAN of the other parent). If the requesting parent does not indicate the form of payment of the other parent, exercising parental responsibility, the latter can enter them autonomously by accessing the applicant’s request with their credentials. In this case, the payment of the fee to the second parent will start from the moment the INPS has been notified of the choice of the 50% credit. In the case of sole custody, the benefit is paid, if there is no agreement, to the custodial parent. Given that it will not be possible to verify the content of the agreement between the parents, the payment of 100% of the amount due to the custodial parent must also be confirmed by the other parent who accesses the application through their credentials. In the absence of this validation, payment may be made to the parent with custody requesting within the limit of 50% of the total amount due. In the event of the appointment of a guardian or guardian, the season ticket is paid to the guardian or guardian in the exclusive interest of the protected person or the foster child. For beneficiaries of the Citizenship Income, the amount of the check is paid by paying the RdC card, of which they are in possession, with the same forms of payment as the RdC. For newborns from March 1, 2022, the single, universal allowance is paid from the seventh month of pregnancy.


The application for single and universal support for dependent children can be submitted from January 1 by one of the two parents who exercise parental responsibility, regardless of the cohabitation with the child.

Where to apply

It occurs directly through the Inps site, or by calling the contact center or through patronage. The application can also be submitted through the guardian of the minor or the father, in the exclusive interest of the protected person. Upon reaching the age of majority, children can submit a request for a replacement for the one already submitted by their parents and request the direct payment of the bonus that corresponds to them.

Who is it for?

The single and universal allowance is due to the family units: for each dependent minor child and, for the newborn, with effect from the seventh month of pregnancy; for each dependent dependent child, up to the age of 21, who is in one of the following conditions: attends a school or vocational training cycle or a degree cycle; does an internship or job and has a total income of less than 8,000 euros per year; they are registered as unemployed and looking for work in the public employment services; performs the universal public function; for each dependent child with a disability, with no age limit.

Amount of the single and universal subsidy for dependent children

The amount of the single and universal allowance is determined on the basis of any ISEE presented by the beneficiary’s family unit, taking into account the age of the dependent children and many other elements. In particular, it is expected: a variable part progressively modulated (ranging from a maximum of 175 euros for each minor child with Isee up to 15 thousand euros, up to a minimum of 50 euros for each minor child of age in the absence of an Isee or with an Isee equal to or greater than 40,000 euros). The amounts due for each child may be increased in the case of large families (for children after the second and for families with four or more children), mothers under 21, parents both with income from work, children affected by disability .

Unique check

A fee as an increase to compensate for any financial loss suffered by the family unit, if the amount of the single aid must be less than the sum of the theoretical values ​​of the aid for the family unit (family component) and the average. tax deductions (tax component), which would have been received in the previous regime.

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