12 days after the biggest railway accident in the country, the Greek government, through an announcement from the Ministry of Finance, announced the compensation for the families of the victims and the injured from this tragic event.
Specifically, among others, a special pension of 1660 euros (4 times more than the national pension without taxes) has been decided for one of the family members of the victims or the injured who have suffered permanent disability over 50% due to the accident .
All financial obligations to banks or taxes (to parents, spouses or persons who have entered into a cohabitation agreement, children and brothers or sisters) of the deceased, or of persons who have suffered a permanent disability of more than 50%, are removed. – the right of appointment in the Public Sector is given to a family member of the deceased, or the injured with permanent disability over 50%.) up to the second degree of family relationship.
It is also offered to the injured and the relatives of the victims if they wish free legal aid, psychological help and free hospital care. All students who were passengers on the train have the right to transfer to universities near their cities, or to be paid a scholarship by the state until the end of their studies.
The government compensations are independent of what the Hellenic Train company is obliged to provide, while there will be a framework of moral and psychological support, the Greek Prime Minister emphasized in the meeting with the country’s president.
“What we have an obligation to do is to ensure, as far as the government is concerned, that the investigation into the causes of the accident is carried out with absolute transparency and with the greatest possible speed for justice,” said Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Greece.
While the investigations with the personnel of the Larissa station continue, the Anti-Money Laundering Authority has ordered an in-depth 15-year investigation for all persons who have been in positions of responsibility at the state railway operator and its subsidiaries as well as the HELLENIC TRAIN company during the periods when contracts were signed for security systems, some of which were never implemented.