Al Sistema Nacional de Cuidados le competen:
Aumentar la cobertura y elevar la calidad de los servicios de cuidado para la primera infancia, que estimulen el desarrollo de niños y niñas, faciliten su acceso a la educación y brinden a los hogares una alternativa corresponsable de cuidados.
El Sistema Nacional de Cuidados promueve la implementación de políticas públicas destinadas a atender las necesidades de personas mayores de 65 años en situación de dependencia, niños de 0 a 3 años y personas con discapacidad severa.
Este programa, que inicia en 2015, promueve la inclusión digital de personas jubiladas de todo el país. Para ello, ha entregado de forma gratuita una tablet con una interfaz especialmente desarrollada que busca ser intuitiva y amigable para la población destinataria. En este contexto se realizaron talleres de capacitación en la Intendencia de Montevideo a cargo de equipos del plan Ceibal y con el apoyo de funcionarios y funcionarias de BPS, quienes concurrieron a los complejos habitacionales para capacitar a las personas jubiladas que allí residen.
Banco de Previsión Social (08.01.2021) In order to promote the conservation and creation of employment in the tourism sector, the Social Security Bank (BPS) is implementing the granting of a contribution determined by the Executive Power for companies in the sector that, between December 1, 2020 and on March 31, 2021, reinstate those workers covered by unemployment benefits for the cause of total suspension or incorporate new workers. The contribution consists of a non-refundable monthly amount of 8,000 pesos, paid for a maximum of four months for each worker that the company rejoins or hir
Banco de Previsión Social (12.02.2021) As of Friday, February 12, the payment of the second extraordinary installment will be available for beneficiaries of family allowances for the Equity Plan and the special item for the boys and girls included in the CEIP School Meal Plan. This is an item whose amount is equivalent to the usual collection of the benefit, to be paid in two installments: the first was paid in January and the second will be paid from February 12, both in banks and in decentralized collection centers.
Banco de Previsión Social (14.01.2021). Due to the continuing health emergency situation, the sickness benefit for workers aged 65 and over will be extended until February 28. Workers aged 65 or over who cannot perform their usual tasks at home and are covered by sickness allowance from December 20, 2020, may remain in isolation with the right to this allowance until February 28, as determined and communicate the companies to the BPS.
On April 8, Uruguay enacted Law No. 19,874 creating the Covid-19 Solidarity Fund , a precedent seen by the cross-sectional group of 16 economists who proposed a similar formula to address the emergency and post-pandemic recovery in Chile. The formula of creating a Covid fund, from which up to US $ 12 billion could be drawn to finance support for individuals and companies, seeks that the Government does not have to go to Congress for each measure: once the framework of action has been agreed, it would be issue decrees charged to fund financing.
BPS (09.11.2020) Workers with activity and health coverage in March 2020, terminated between the 1st. August and October 31, will maintain their mutual membership for three months, as well as that of their dependents.
Membership will be extended to: