• 12/07/2024 22:16

Hamburg began issuing a special card for refugees, with which it is impossible to make foreign transfers

While other federal states are still working on introducing payment cards for refugees, in Hamburg they have already begun issuing them to first applicants. welt.de writes about this.

Hamburg began issuing a special card for refugees, with which it is impossible to make foreign transfers

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What is known about the card

The blue-green Visa card is called SocialCard: from now on, those applying for refugee status will receive it in Germany. This card is different in that it does not have any credit balance, that is, you can only spend the amount that is in your account.

You can withdraw only a small part of the money in cash – up to 50 euros per month and additionally 10 euros per child.

The card intended for refugees can only be used in Germany. It is impossible to make transfers abroad or make purchases on the Internet with it.

The purpose of introducing such a payment card is to make illegal migration less attractive, as well as to prevent refugees from sending money to smugglers.

In addition, civil servants will have less work to do since they will not have to manually issue money at the cash register.

14 of the 16 federal states are planning to introduce a common payment card for refugees, Bavaria and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are planning to create their own models. Initially, the project was planned to be implemented before the end of the year.

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