500 EUROS BONUS for 18teens
500 EUROS BONUS for 18teens: How it works, where and how to request it
Since last November 2016, the new-adults may request a bonus of 500 euros, the so-called “culture bonus”, an initiative promoted by the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism. Initially planned for those born in 1998, last January was also extended to the teenager borni in 1999 with the new budget law. The 500 euros can be used in exclusive form for purchasing books, tickets for shows, exhibitions and other cultural events.
To find out more about the 500 Euros bonus for 18teens, continue reading this article!
Who can apply: requirements and deadlines
All citizens who are 18 years old in the year 2016, residing in Italy and in possession of a regular residence permission, can apply for the culture bonus. For those born in 1998, the deadlines to apply for the bonus expire on 30 June 2017, so those who have not done so will have to hurry! The amount of 500 euros may be spent until 31 December 2017. At present moment it’s not possible to claim the bonus of 500 for those who will make 18 years in 2017 , therefore expects for the publication of the implementing decree that will determine the rules of the bonus for those born in ’99.
What you can buy
The 500 euros bonus can be used to buy: books, audiobooks, ebooks, tickets/subscriptions for concerts, theatres, dance shows, cinemas, museums, monuments and parks and individual entrance tickets for fairs, festivals and circuses. For those born in 1998 there was no possibility of buying CDs and DVDs, while in the new 2017 budget law it was specified that those born in 1999, 18 years of age in 2017, can use the bonus “also for purchasing recorded music, as well music, theatre entrances or language courses. ”
How to claim the 500 EURO BONUS for 18teens
To get the bonus of 500 euros the first step is to require digital credentials for the public digital identity system, SPID. With these credentials you will be able to access the online services of the public administration. Even the adults of 2017 can wait for the decree to be official, register with the system. Getting the SPID credentials is quite simple, just turn to one of the four Identity providers available:
- Poste Italiane: You can request the SPID credentials for free by registering at the Poste Italiane website and then going in person to a post office to terminate the identification process. Customers in possession of a bank account can instead carry out the entire online procedure on the poste italiane site. There is an alternative, that is after the registration to the site request the service at home, which is paid ( amount around €14.50).
- InfoCert: You can register online at the site and then go in person at one of the InfoCert offices. Those who are in possession of a webcam, however, can complete the identification procedure completely online, paying as well (in this case about €9.90).
- Sielte: With a computer, a smartphone or a tablet equipped with a webcam/camera it is possible to perform the entire procedure online, free of charge, on the website of Sielte. Alternatively you can go in person to one of the offices in Italy after the usual registration to the site.
- TIM: Until 31/12/2016 it was possible to carry out the identification procedure through the website of the National Telephone Company. After the deadlines, the other 3 options remain feasible.
What to do with the SPID
Once you have obtained SPID credentials you can access on the www.18app.italia.it site or through the 18app application. Once you have logged in you can start generating vouchers to buy the goods, both online and in physical stores of the sellers registered to the service. You can see the full list at this link.
How to use the APP to create purchase vouchers
The process is quite simple: to generate a voucher you need to know the exact amount of the book/Cinema, festival, museum etc… you intend to buy. Access the application 18app, choose the type of store (online or physical) and the category of the object (books, ebooks, inputs etc…) and then create a coupon of the exact amount. The voucher will then be presented to the operator at the time of purchase. Printed or saved on your smartphone. To find out more visit the site: www.18app.italia.it and I recommend, if you know guys and girls born in 98 and 99, share this article!