24 March 2020 – Ensured essential services are not cut due to non-payment

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Food and necessities
Sectors Involved:
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Argentine Government prohibited basic public service companies, such as electrical energy, water, gas, mobile telephones, internet and TV cable, to suspend their services due to lack of payment by certain people, for up to three periods of payment.

This policy applies to beneficiaries of Social Welfare Plans, people with informal jobs, retired people, small and medium sized businesses.
Full details here: https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/detalleAviso/primera/227120/20200325