Emergency Monetary Relief is a model that proposes to give away a certain amount of money as compensation for the monetary losses that the applicant or any child suffers during the time when the protection order is issued as a result of domestic violence. The aim of this scheme is to provide the victim with a basic amount for them to move forward to a better life for themselves.
The said amount of money is supposed to be credited directly to the account of the beneficiary. This allows them to choose the way they spend the amount instead of the government choosing various schemes for them.
PROS OF EMERGENCY MONETARY RELIEF
- COUNTERACT TECHNOLOGICAL UNEMPLOYMENT
Technological advancement has taken over most of the skilled and unskilled labour jobs which has left many a people unemployed and without a support system to fall back to. Emergency Monetary Relief will prove to be helpful for these victims of domestic violence and they can rely on this certain amount of money to keep their life going.
- REDUCES THE INCIDENTS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE
A lot of people who are the victims of domestic abuse are unable to come out of the domestic space permanently because they have no source of income. Emergency Monetary Relief will help these victims of domestic abuse of stand up for themselves and probably stop the abuse.
- BALANCES FINANCIAL INEQUALITY
Wealth is concentrated amongst a certain percent of the population and with economic growth the rich becomes riches while the poor becomes poorer. Emergency Monetary Relief balances this financial equality and aims to uplift the oppressed from their position.
- AIMS AT ENDING POVERTY
Emergency Monetary Relief brings everyone’s income above the poverty line and ensures that no one has to endure abuse to secure their life. The amount given is supposed to help them spend a healthy lifestyle and end abuse and hunger.
- CUTTING COUNTRY’S SPENDING BY ELIMINATION CERTAIN ORGANISATIONS
With the implementation of Emergency Monetary Relief, the victims will have enough money to pay for their food, health and other issues. Thus, the schemes that government issues to take care of these aspects will be eliminated which will also eliminate the organisations that take care of these schemes and the amount spent to keep these organisations going.
- NOT SUCCUMBING TO LOW WAGE JOBS
These victims who are mostly in desperate need of money and would have otherwise agreed to do a job that exploits them by paying a meagre salary will not have to do so because of Emergency Monetary Relief. They will have enough confidence to argue to be paid fairly.
- SUPPORTS PEOPLE WITH DISABLED OR SICK OFFSPRINGS AT HOME
Victims with child at home who need to be constantly taken care of face a dilemma as to whether they should stay at home to take care of the patient or go out and earn money. Emergency Monetary Relief will help these people to stay at home and prioritize their sick child.
- MORE PEOPLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO ECONOMY
Emergency Monetary Relief will boost the purchasing power of the abused who would otherwise have lower financial resources and thus aggregate the demand of products which will ultimately boost the economy for better.
- TAKES CARE OF BASIC NEEDS AND BOOSTS CONFIDENCE
When victims can take care of their basic needs in their own way using the amount provided by Emergency Monetary Relief, it will focus on making their skills better and elevate their confidence and lifestyle which will help them get better jobs.
CONS OF EMERGENCY MONETARY RELIEF
- MIGHT INFLUENCE PEOPLE’S MOTIVATION TO WORK
One of the main risks of Emergency Monetary Relief is that this might make many people to stop working and the lesser the people work, lesser is the taxable income. This will harm the country’s economy.
- DOES NOT LET THE DEFENDANT RESPOND
The granting of Emergency Monetary Relief is in compliance with the granting of interim protection order without any notice to respond to. In legal words, an interim protection order is something that ‘shall have no force or effect until it has been served’.
- EASY MONEY MIGHT MAKE PEOPLE LAZY
Our capitalist society is founded and runs on the ideology that money is something that needs to be earned by hard work. UBI totally shakes up that foundation and gives easy money to people. It is suggested by many that the basic requirement to receive UBI should be community service.
- NO GUARANTEE ON PRODUCTIVITY
The direct distribution of money to the complainant will prevent any say of the government as to what the beneficiary does with the said money. If the money is not spent productively as to take care of one’s health and basic needs and instead spent on evil purposes, it beats the purpose of Emergency Monetary Relief.
- LESS FLEXIBLE LABOUR MARKET
A huge part of the lesser privileged rely on temporary part time jobs to supplement their income. With Emergency Monetary Relief in the picture, part time jobs will cease to be a requirement for these people which will reduce the flow of temporary part time workers.
- HINDER ECONOMIC GROWTH
Economic growth depends of three aspects- increase of capitals, technological advancement and the growth of labour force. Emergency Monetary Relief would directly bring down economic growth as the labour force with naturally decrease as more and more such complainants would opt out of working part-time jobs, which they otherwise would have done to support themselves.
- BUDGET CONSTRAINT
Even though experts say that the implementation of UBI will eliminate the necessity of other schemes and social security institutions that are out there to support these victims of domestic violence financially, for the government it will still be an enormous amount to budget for.
The purpose of Emergency Monetary Relief to eradicate the perpetuation of domestic violence and provide the victims with basic monetary support which is a great idea in itself. Nevertheless, there are a lot of loopholes in the scheme that should be taken care of so that it benefits the targeted people.
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