Åsa Regner is the minister for Equality, Children and the Elderly.
Åsa Regner is the minister for Equality, Children and the Elderly. Credit: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Higher benefits for the poorest families

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The poorest families in Sweden will get extra money in their benefits, the government announced on Thursday.

Minister for Children Åsa Regnér says they want to make sure the poorest children don't miss out.

The raise will apply to those getting the most basic form of support, which goes to people who do not qualify for other kinds of unemployment or health insurance.

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