Castilla y León is the Spanish community with the lowest average expenditure per beneficiary of dependency aid in 2021, with an average of 6,598.72 euros dedicated to each of the 106,500 beneficiaries last year, far from the national average, which stands at 8,195.92 euros and benefits a total of 1,166,276 Spaniards.
This is reflected in the table of public financing for the dependency published by the State Association of Directors and Managers of Social Services, which in a statement also pointed to Castilla y León as the second community with the lowest percentage of regional financing allocated to aid for dependency in 2021, with 72.55 percent of the total, just ahead of Galicia, which dedicates 67.36 percent.
This means that Castilla y León dedicated 509,835,232.34 euros of the total 702,762,266 euros of public funding allocated to dependency in the Community. The remaining 192,927,033.66 euros, 27.45 percent of the total, come from state funding, which on average for the country was responsible for 20.84 percent of this aid by dedicating 1,992,423,207.36 of the 9,558,704,769.45 total, so the average that the communities allocate to this issue is 79.16 percent of the total, more than six and a half points above Castilla y León.
The State Association of Directors and Managers of Social Services also included the Junta de Castilla y León among the eleven regional governments that reduced, compared to 2020, spending on care for people in a situation of dependency, together with the Canary Islands, La Rioja , Galicia, Catalonia, Aragon, Navarra, Murcia, Extremadura, the Basque Country and Castilla-La Mancha.