Seoul abolished the obligatory support system… ‘Bangbae-dong Mother and Child Tragedy’ Prevents Recurrence

When the Seoul Metropolitan Government determines the income and property of the person obligated to support, it will completely abolish the’mandatory support system’ that is excluded from the public support system. This is to prevent the recurrence of the’Bangbae-dong Mother and Child Incident’ known to the world last year. In order to prevent loneliness, a’smart plug’ was installed on the plug of electronic devices such as TVs, and if the power consumption did not change for a certain period of time, a life support company checked the site and prepared supplementary measures.

My husband and daughter divorced 30 years ago.

Abolished the standard for those obligated to support the Seoul Basic Security System. Graphic = Reporter Kim Young-ok [email protected]

On December 3, last year, Kim Mo, a woman in her 60s, was found dead in a multi-family house in Bangbae-dong, Seocho-gu. At the time of discovery, Kim’s body had undergone considerable corruption. According to Mr. Kim’s son, Mr. Choi, 36, Mr. Kim died in May last year, and Mr. Choi went homeless near Isu Station in Dongjak-gu after his mother died. Kim’s mother and child were a recipient of the Basic Livelihood Security, but they were suffering from life hardships, with only gas bills being pushed for months.

After Kim’s mother and child’s situation became known to the world, demands for abolition of the obligation to support the family have sprung up. This is because the income and assets of the person obligated to support were above a certain level, so they could not be properly guaranteed basic life from the state. Their duty to support was the daughter of Kim, who lost contact with her ex-husband, who was divorced 30 years ago, but it is known that Kim was reluctant to contact them. In the end, mothers and mothers did not receive livelihood benefits and medical benefits except for a monthly housing fee of 280,000 won.

“Bangbae-dong tragedy, there should be no again”… View only guaranteed household income and property

Seoul City Welfare Policy Officer Kim Sun-soon is giving a reporter presentation on the death of a recipient (a mother and child in Bangbae-dong) in Jung-gu, Seoul on the 14th. [뉴시스]

Seoul City Welfare Policy Officer Kim Sun-soon is giving a reporter presentation on the death of a recipient (a mother and child in Bangbae-dong) in Jung-gu, Seoul on the 14th. [뉴시스]

On the 14th, the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on the 14th, “Based on the reflection and reflection that the tragedy of the mother and child in Bangbae-dong should never occur again, the existing welfare blind spot discovery and support system has been reexamined.” The Seoul-style basic guarantee system operated by the Seoul Metropolitan Government is the target. The timing of abolition will take place immediately upon completion of the deliberation of the Social Security System Committee of the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

The Seoul Basic Security System is a system for those who do not meet the supply and demand standards in the National Basic Living Security System. In order to be eligible for existing beneficiaries, income must be 45% or less of the standard median income, and assets must be less than 135 million won. Here, the person obligated to support should not have a certain standard of income (49,91,5910 won per month, per person) and property (600 million won).

However, with the decision to completely abolish the criteria for obligated dependents, it is now possible to judge whether or not it is possible to receive and receive only the income and property of the guaranteed household. Currently, the total number of beneficiaries in the Seoul Basic Guarantee System is 4168 households. If the obligatory support system is abolished, about 2,300 households will be able to receive new salaries, the Seoul city forecast.

Income assessment of households with the Seoul Basic Security System.  Graphic = Reporter Kim Young-ok yesok@joongang.co.kr

Income assessment of households with the Seoul Basic Security System. Graphic = Reporter Kim Young-ok [email protected]

The basic living security system is also relaxed… “Elderly home, managed by smart device”

The Ministry of Health and Welfare also relaxed the standard for those obligated to support livelihood benefits among the basic living security systems. From January, if the applicant household includes an elderly person or a single parent, the criteria for obligated support persons will not be applied. It will be completely abolished from 2022.

In addition, the city of Seoul decided to improve the existing system for discovering blind spots for welfare. Currently, each autonomous district is discovering households at risk by receiving information such as outages, outages, and overdue utility bills from the Ministry of Health and Welfare. However, this was a blind spot because only’new targets’ excluding existing basic living security recipients or second-tier households. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said, “It has been suggested to the Ministry of Health and Welfare to include existing beneficiaries or second-class households.”

Since January this year, the Ministry of Health and Welfare has relaxed the standards so that the obligatory support system will not be applied if the elderly and single parents are included among households applying for the National Basic Livelihood Security System.  It will be abolished from 2022. [보건복지부]

Since January this year, the Ministry of Health and Welfare has relaxed the standards so that the obligatory support system will not be applied if the elderly and single parents are included among households applying for the National Basic Livelihood Security System. It will be abolished from 2022. [보건복지부]

It also decided to use IT technology to manage elderly households with high social isolation. If there is an Internet of Things (IoT) device installed in the home, such as those 65 years of age or older living alone, and there is an abnormality in temperature, humidity, or illumination for a certain period of time, a life support person calls or visits the site. For middle-aged single-person households, it was decided to detect power consumption by attaching a’smart plug’ to electronic devices such as TVs.

“The tragedy of single-mother and child households in Bangbae-dong is the shadow of the unfortunate welfare blind spot where the Corona 19 situation cannot be an excuse,” said Kim Sun-soon, head of the Seoul Welfare Policy Office. I will take care of the citizens in crisis.”

Reporter Heo Jeong-won [email protected]


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