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Lithuanian pensioners and other social benefit recipients, and job seeker will each receive a one-off allowance of 200 euros in August, the parliament decided on Thursday.
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The Seimas passed the respective law with 88 votes in favor, eight against and six abstentions.

If it is signed into law by President Gitanas Nauseda, a total of 182 million euros will be paid out to some 910,000 people.

The ruling parties say the one-off payments will help boost consumption and reduce poverty, but critics describe the move as an attempt to please voters ahead the October parliamentary election.

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