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Underprivileged Provinces Have Lion's Share of New Cash Subsidies

Underprivileged Provinces Have Lion's Share of New Cash SubsidiesUnderprivileged Provinces Have Lion's Share of New Cash Subsidies

Underprivileged provinces will receive bigger shares from the government’s fresh cash subsidy as compensation for the recent hike in gasoline prices, known as the Livelihood Assistance Program. 
According to Hossein Mirzaie, the spokesperson of the headquarters associated with identifying eligible applicants for the new aid program, 82.1% of the households in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan are entitled to receive cash payments, the highest portion among Iranian provinces, followed by 79.2% of households in North Khorasan, 78.4% in South Khorasan, 78% in Golestan and 77.7% of households in Lorestan.
Tehran Province has the smallest number of households eligible for the new aid program with 57.2% of the total number of its resident households, followed by Alborz (63.6%), Yazd (64.9%), Isfahan (65.9%) and Bushehr (66.8%), he added. 
This financial assistance will only be provided to seven income deciles, including 18 million households or 60 million individuals, and those who fall into the top three income deciles (high-earners) won’t receive the handout.

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