Since the end of March,
the beneficiaries of the Alimentar Card
They will be able to use the balance in a mobile wallet. Strictly speaking, what they will see in that balance is the same money that they have in the plastic, with an addition: they can use an application to pay for a purchase, using a
that the premises that accept this payment method will have (in the style of how other mobile wallets in the country work); They will also have a summary to track each expense they make with their
Scan a QR code
The objective is that this app is available in
, where the beneficiaries of the Alimentar card already see the ANSES collections; in that app, which brings together other state agencies, you can also have
or manage shifts.
The development of the payment system was carried out jointly between the Ministry of Development and Red Link. This wallet will work like other similar ones: users must scan, with the cell phone camera, the QR code that the market has visible to identify the location; then put the amount and pay with the application.
"The use of this new mobile application will make possible the financial inclusion and the digital inclusion of sectors that are not banked but use cell phones, which are what will allow them to bank themselves," explained Minister Daniel Arroyo.
For their part, merchants must register on the page of the Ministry of Social Development, where they will upload their data and will be enabled to collect payment made with an Alimentar card. They will also have a home banking system to be provided by Red Link, from public banking. When they charge with the Alimentar card, they are discounted 0.9 percent per transaction. With this method, that amount will be less, although they did not specify what the percentage will be. An advantage is that they do not need a posnet for collection; when the payment is made appear credited to your account.
1.4 million cards Feed
From the government they assure that almost a million plastics have already been delivered and that
400 thousand remain to be delivered, among them the City of Buenos Aires
, whose agreement was signed last week.
Beneficiaries, who have children up to six years old who receive the Universal Child Allowance (AUH), pregnant from the three months they receive the pregnancy allowance, and people with disabilities who receive the AUH, are given 4 thousand pesos ( with one child) or 6 thousand (two children or more) each month to spend on food,
without having to spend the entire amount on a single purchase or pay a surcharge
an INDEC study from the last quarter of 2018
, 83.5 percent of the national population uses a cell phone, although Internet access is 77.7 percent in those same urban conglomerates.
. (tagsToTranslate) The Alimentar card can be used from the cell phone and will allow you to buy with a QR code – LA NACION