Life insurance for single mothers
By Antonio De Jesús Aguado
The federal government has published a national call for registration in the program Seguro de Vida para Jefas de Familia (Life Insurance for Female Heads of Households), which could support their children who are in school and under 23 years of age in case of their death.
The decree of this program, which will be financed by a public trusteeship, was published by the Secretariat of Social Development on September 30 and took effect on October 1. The program has the goal of keeping the children of women living in extreme poverty in school, if the mother is the main source of income and she passes away. The financial support will be exclusively for schooling and will range from 350 to 1,850 pesos per student per month.
Martín Salgado Cacho, head of the Social Development Department in San Miguel, commented that there is an office at the city hall where those mothers interested can be registered. The women must be Mexicans between 12 and 68 years of age. At least one of their children must be in school.
Their salary cannot be over 2,244 pesos in the urban area or 1,329 pesos in the rural area. Those interested in being enrolled in this program must be single mothers, widowed or divorced, and heads of the home.
Original documents required to be registered must be presented (birth certificate and an official identification). The office is located at the city hall on Boulevard de la Conspiración 130 and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am–4pm.
In the event of the mother’s death, if she was registered her children must go to the Social Development Department with proof of her death and proof that the children are students so the department can process the claim for their financial support.