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Minister of Finance Annika Saarikko proposes that the Finnish state should pay an extra child benefit for every child (under 17 years old) in December.< /p>
If Saariko's proposal goes through, additional child allowance will also be paid in December to nine ministers in Sanna Marini's (sd) government – including Saariko himself.
Environment Minister Maria Ohisalo (green) brought up the ministerial position herself on Thursday.
– Child allowance comes to everyone, including us ministers. You can ask whether a minister's salary person needs more child benefit, Ohisalo told Iltalehte.
Ohisalo and his spouse have one child, so they would be paid an additional child allowance of 95 euros in December – if Ohisalo and his spouse do not terminate their child allowance before December.
Environment Minister Maria Ohisalo (green) brought up ministers' extra child allowances. Henri Kärkkäinen
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Saarikko would receive just under 200 euros extra from the state in December. Minister of Defense Antti Kaikkonen would also receive a helping hand from the state(center) and the Minister of Transport and Communications Timo Harakka (sd).
Saariko, Kaikkonen and Harakka all have two children under the age of 17.
The Minister of Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari (sd), who has three children under the age of 17, would receive the largest additional child allowance.
In December, Skinnari would receive an additional child allowance of 333.51 euros from the state.
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Prime Minister Sanna Marin (sd), Minister of Education Li Andersson (left), science – and Minister of Culture Petri Honkonen (center), Minister of Social Affairs and Health Hanna Sarkkinen (left) and Ohisalo would receive an additional 94.88 euros from the state.
On Thursday, Ohisalo told Iltalehti that the money used for the extra child allowance would be partly wasted, as it would also benefit those with good incomes, who in his opinion do not need extra support in this situation. . The amount includes the minister's fee and half of the MP's fee. In addition, Ohisalo receives half of the MP's tax-free expense allowance, which is paid monthly.
Prime Minister Marin's total monthly remuneration is 16,862.50 euros. In addition, Marin receives half of the MP's tax-free expense allowance.
According to Saariko, the proposal regarding additional child support was a value choice for him.
– During this term of office, a separate increase has already been made for single-parent families, i.e. the single-parent increase, and for families with many children. That's why I considered it a value choice that this proposal would now affect all Finnish families with children, Saarikko said on Thursday.
Finance Minister Annika Saarikko (Centre) presented her budget proposal on Thursday. Petteri PaalasmaaVM presents: Double child allowance for everyone in December, increases in benefits, continuation of the reduction in the distribution obligation 5.8. 10:05 This is how Annika Saarikko responds to the criticism raised by the child benefit proposal: “It's as if the vast majority have an insanely good financial situation” 4.8. 22:17 Annika Saarikko presented an additional child benefit – even the government partners see a problem in the proposal 4.8. 19:48Editorial: Double child allowance is a good idea, which also reveals the fallacy of child allowances 4.8. 19:27