Single child allowance 2022, who loses and who gains: amount and simulations

From March 1st, INPS disbursements will be available for families with dependent children

From March 1, 2022, INPS disbursements for the single universal allowance will be launched. Those with dependent children are entitled to it, regardless of family income. The ISEE affects the amount, paid every month by INPS, directly on the current account of the taxpayer who expressly requests it. The measure replaces the tax deductions for family loads and the allowance for the family unit (Anf).

The ISEE, that is the indicator of the equivalent economic situation, is given by the combination of income and assets, the result is related to the number of family members. Therefore, those who submit an application to INPS to obtain the single allowance for children must first obtain the ISEE release. Let’s see what changes case by case.


In the absence of conspicuous incomes, but with a high Isee, underlines the Fondazione Studi Consulenti del Lavoro, the value of the single universal allowance could be lower than expected. The amount of the allowance, underline the labor consultants, is modulated not only on the basis of the economic condition of the family unit, identified through the Isee, taking into account the age of the dependent children, but also on the financial situation that does not necessarily frames the wealth of a family.

Think, for example, of the properties received as an inheritance for which, often, families have to bear costs without reaping any economic benefits.

In the presence of ‘medium-high’, but not ‘conspicuous’, income from work an ISEE exceeding 40,000 eurosthe disbursement of a single check with a fixed value of 50 euros will determine, for the beneficiaries, a much lower financial support than previously received. With a possible annual loss of up to 946 euros compared to the previous situation with two income from work of father and mother of 35 thousand and 18 thousand euros respectively, married and with two wires over 3 years, and an Isee of more than 40 thousand euros.


With the new single universal check, in the absence of Isee and with high incomes, which previously did not determine any support, you have access to a basic contribution that guarantees a constant monthly income, in compliance with the concept of universality introduced with this institute. Up to an estimated annual benefit of 732 euros with two work incomes for father and mother of 110 thousand and 55.800 euros respectively and in the absence of Isee, married and with two children older than 3 years.


With the same income and family situations, a lower ISEE makes it advantageous to switch to the single universal allowance, with 1,383.48 euros more per year for a family with two incomes of father and mother estimates the Foundation for Labor Consultants Studies, respectively, of 31,350 euros and 19,800 euros, married and with two children older than 3 years, and an estimated Isee of 23,850.

A higher ISEE (conditioned for example by the presence of owned properties) determines a significant worsening of the situation compared to the past, with for example an annual loss of 788.52 euros for a family with the same income situation but an ISEE of 38,500.


From the simulation of the Foundation Studies of Labor Consultants, an estimated annual benefit of € 1,092.44 emerges with the arrival of the single universal allowance for single mothers, under 21, with a child under 3 years, an income from work dependent on 28,300 euros and an Isee of 11,950 euros.


An absolutely limited annual benefit, estimated at € 284.76, with the arrival of the single universal allowance from 1 March. This is what is foreseen, in an in-depth study released today, by the Foundation for the studies of labor consultants for a family unit with a child with a serious disability, a single income from work and an Isee of less than 25,000 euros (considered representative Isee).