In the Economic Cabinet they confirmed that The expansion will allow access to the program for more than 200,000 companies out of a total registered that until last week had exceeded 420,000. So far, some 180,000 firms with 1.7 million employees have been included, of which 1.3 million will receive between now and tomorrow in their salary accounts the liquidation of half of their net income through ANSES. Once the payments of the other 400,000 were settled in the next few days, the Executive stated that another batch of beneficiaries will enter due to the extension of the ATP that will take more than two million workers reached.
In this way, almost half of the registered private companies will receive assistance from the State for the payment of wages and nearly a third of the workers will be incorporated into the largest financial aid provided by the Alberto Fernández administration since the declaration of the coronavirus pandemic. . Officials in charge of designing the measure highlighted that among the main novelties will be the possibility of obtaining ATP by large companies.
The other item that will be modified immediately will be the variation in the billing that appears as a requirement for the perception of the benefit. Until now, the employer had to demonstrate a drop in billing in March and April of this year against the same two-month period of 2019.. With the changes, companies that have had an increase in invoicing of up to 5% nominal in the same period will be able to access the ATP. In other words, when inflation was considered, before it was required to demonstrate a real drop in turnover of the order of 30% and from now on a loss of close to 20 percent will suffice.
Likewise, companies that have started their activities this year will be allowed to enter. Due to the logic prevailing in the original regulations of the program, those companies with any billing in 2020 were automatically excluded from the benefit for exhibiting a positive variation against the previous year, where in fact they had no activity. Thus, the only limitation for the payment of the assistance program will pass through the billing criteria, even relaxed.
The Evaluation and Monitoring Committee is made up of the Chief of Staff, Santiago Cafiero; by the ministers of Productive Development, Matías Kulfas, of Labor, Claudio Moroni, and of Economy, Martín Guzmán, and by the head of the AFIP, Mercedes Marcó del Pont. While the Anses, from this week led by Fernanda Raverta, is the body in charge of depositing in the accounts the assistance equivalent to 50% of the net salary of the workers of the companies incorporated into the ATP.