ROME, JUL 26 – “From today INPS begins to pay the first checks, there are 6,000 that will be made today but the first 415,000 checks will be paid by the end of the week. Next to these there are the allowances to the family nucleus which will be increased from this month. Almost 50% of minors, Istat tells us, will receive a check between 135 and 167 euros per month or more if there are at least three minors. This reform will activate a revolutionary process ”. The Minister for Equal Opportunities and the Elena Bonetti Family said this in the Chamber where the general measure of the bridging allowance for children was discussed. (HANDLE).