More than 2 million families applied for a payment for children from 8 to 17 years old in a week

Since the start of accepting applications for a new payment for low-income families with children from 8 to 17 years old, 2.1 million applications have been submitted for 3 million children, the Ministry of Labor reported.

The department reminded that the term for consideration of the application is 10 working days. If it is delayed for objective reasons, applicants will be notified of this.

The allowance for children from 8 to 17 years old is due to low-income families and is assigned based on the results of a comprehensive needs assessment. That is, not only the average per capita income of the family is taken into account, but also the property that it owns. It is not necessary to provide income statements, all the necessary information is collected without the participation of citizens from state information systems.

The amount of the payment is 50%, 75% or 100% of the subsistence minimum for a child in the region of residence, the final amount depends on the degree of need of the family.

The allowance is calculated from April 1. That is, in May, families will receive two payments at once – for April and for May.

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