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Italians Who Refuse Job Offers Will Have Social Benefits Revoked, Meloni Warns

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In a pledge to clamp down on a relief scheme that Meloni claims rewards laziness and is widely abused, the new Italian prime minister vowed to amend the citizens' income available across the country, making it conditional upon those who receive job offers while receiving the benefit to take the position.

The citizens' income is an initiative first introduced by the left-wing Five Star Movement and sees over 3.5 million Italians receive a payment of €780 per month. Receipt of the benefit is widely skewed toward the poorer south of the country where 2.3 million of the recipients reside.

As Meloni announced her first budget on Tuesday, she claimed it was wrong "to put people who can work on the same level as those that can't."


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