Russia to introduce universal allowance for poor families from 2023

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin

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From January 1, 2023, the Russian government will introduce a universal benefit for low-income families, which will combine a number of already existing social protection measures. This was announced on Thursday, September 22, by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. His words published on the official website of the Cabinet.

“The allowance will combine a number of existing social protection measures, including payments in connection with the birth or adoption of a baby up to the age of three, as well as for children from three to seven years old and from eight to seventeen years old,” Mishustin said. He stressed that the universal allowance will also be provided to needy women who are registered in the early stages of pregnancy.

It is noted that in order to apply for such a benefit, it will be necessary to submit one application through the State Services portal, the MFC or the Pension and Social Insurance Fund, which from 2023 will combine the functions of the PFR and the Social Insurance Fund. This support will affect Russian families with about 10 million children.

Mishustin recalled that now parents and pregnant women who find themselves in a difficult financial situation can receive monthly financial support from the state. The amount depends on the financial situation of the family or woman and the age of the child.

Earlier, the Russians were told that they necessary in a difficult situation from the state. We are talking about various payments and benefits, the amount of which may vary depending on the region.

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