[TI] "certificato di poverta"

Betsy Fusco bfusco at bellsouth.net
Mon Dec 7 17:36:44 EET 2009

This is from a 2004 
http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Forums/viewtopic/p=10690.html  discussion 
.  I hope it helps--I cannot verify the info.

The certificato di povertà was used extesively to allow exemption from the 
various charges the state put on the individual who was not in a financial 
position to pay.

It was not a ticket to state handouts.

I think it does still exist, and is used if you need to defend yourself in 
court and do not have the financial means to pay for a lawyer.

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of www.google.com

Betsy Fusco 

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