Measures of social support for families with children will cover about 10 million people, the amount of funds annually allocated for these purposes is estimated at 1.2 trillion rubles, said Anton Kotyakov, Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation, at a meeting of the Presidium of the State Council.
“We are building a whole system of support for families with children, thanks to the decisions made earlier, today assistance covers families from the moment of expectation of a child to his 18th birthday, this system is planned to cover about 10 million people, and annually we estimate the total amount of expenses at 1 2 trillion rubles,” the head of the Ministry of Labor said.
According to him, social payments today are received by pregnant women who are in a difficult life situation, parents of over 2 million children under 3 years old, as well as parents of 3.2 million children aged 3 to 7 years. The allowance ranges from half the subsistence minimum to its full size.
“In accordance with your instruction, since May we have begun making payments for children aged 8 to 17. At the moment, according to the applications that have been submitted, we have already assigned payments to 2.3 million children. The total amount is about 50 billion rubles “, – said Kotyakov.