With the end-of-year celebrations over, the school season arrives. Christmas lights, trees and decorations have already been replaced by uniforms, suitcases and school supplies.

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Now, parents must invest part of their money in their children’s school supplies, an expense for which in 2022 they used between 400,000 and 600,000 pesos.

However, workers who earn between one and four minimum wages (1,160,000 to 4,640,000) can take advantage of the educational subsidy offered by compensation fundsWell, precisely, it is a support to alleviate the expenses at the beginning of the year.

Of course, keep in mind that depending on the compensation fund to which you are affiliated, your child will receive a school kit, a bonus or money.

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Who can access?

According to the National Association of Family Compensation Funds, Asocajas, the educational subsidy it is delivered only to workers who earn up to four current legal monthly minimum wages. In this sense, this year, those who earn up to 4,640,000 pesos will receive the benefit.

The beneficiaries are children under 18 years of age, whether legitimate, natural, adoptive or stepchildren, who are enrolled in an educational institution.

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What does the education grant cover?

At this point it is important to note that each compensation fund has the autonomy to set the conditions of the subsidy. Therefore, the benefit can be in scholarships, study vouchers, uniforms, school kits or cash.

In conclusion, each company defines what delivery, when delivery and the requirements to be a beneficiary. In such a way that you should contact your service provider to find out in detail if you can receive support.

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How to claim the educational subsidy?

In the case of make up for80,000 pesos are transferred to the member’s card that can be used in supermarkets or clothing and footwear stores that are allies of the compensation fund, or in the School Fair that they hold every year. To access you must update your child’s school certificate.

The season has arrived to buy the children’s school supplies.


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The same is true if you are affiliated with colsubsidyIf you have children between the ages of 5 and 12, 70,000 pesos will be deposited on your multiservice card to be redeemed at any of its supermarkets for school supplies, school clothing, and technology.

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However, cafam delivers a school package for students between 6 and 11 years old. The kit is charged directly to the Cafam Integral Card of each one of the affiliates.

cajasanFor its part, every year it organizes a school fair in which its affiliates can make their purchases at good prices and redeem the economic bonus that is given to them. To date, they have not announced when the event will take place, but they are giving bonuses of 100,000 pesos to those who update their information.

From January 10 to February 10, Comfamiliar Camacol will deliver the Camacol Comfamiliar Educational Bonus, a support of 70,000 pesos for members who belong to categories A and B.

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Comfamiliar Huila will deposit the money from the school bonus to its affiliates as of January 13. For this, it is important that you download the mobile wallet from the clearinghouse. While Comfamiliar Risaralda start the face-to-face delivery of the School Kit from January 10 at their headquarters.

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