In 2018, solidarity pensions raised by 8%, social aid – by 16%
The total amount of funds provided for pension provision of citizens this year is more than 1.9 trillion tenge.
At the same time, starting from July 1, 2018, it is planned to change the methodology for assigning a basic pension, taking into account the length of labor activity before January 1, 1998, and the length of participation in the accumulative pension system after 1998. Such a change will ensure an increase in the basic pension by an average of 1.8 times. Starting from July 1, 2018, the average pension, taking into account the basic pension, will be about 82 thousand tenge.
In addition, in 2018, the childbirth allowance will change. So, the state one-time grant for the birth of the first, second, third child will be 91,390 tenge, for the birth of the fourth child and more � 151,515 tenge. For these purposes, the republican budget provides 40.2 billion tenge.
In 2018, in order to pay monthly allowances for the care of a child before reaching one year, 36.8 billion tenge is envisaged in the republican budget, and the amount of the aid will be from 13 853 tenge for the first child (16 379 for the second child, 18 880 for the third child) to 21 405 tenge (for the fourth and more).
It should be noted that for working women with contributions to the state social insurance fund, a social payment is provided in case of loss of income in connection with the care of the child after reaching the age of one year. So, from the beginning of 2014, working women, while they are on leave to care for children under one year, are subsidized mandatory pension contributions, which contributes to an increase in their pension savings. The total volume of subsidies from the republican budget for the entire period (2014-2017) amounted to 16.5 billion tenge.
Changes also affected aids for people with disabilities and care for them. Last year, 255.9 billion tenge was allocated for the payment of state social disability aids, on the occasion of the loss of a breadwinner and by age. In 2018, the amount of funds for social support of this category will be 326.8 billion tenge.
According to the MLSPP RK, in 2018 the amount of the allowance to persons raising a disabled child will increase by 15.6% and amount to 29,699 tenge. In total, this type of benefits in 2018 in the republican budget is 29.9 billion tenge.
As of the beginning of 2018, the average amount of the disability benefit amounted to 33 087 tenge, on the occasion of the loss of the breadwinner � 31 334 tenge, by age � 12 719 tenge. The number of recipients of disability benefits amounted to more than 518 thousand recipients, on the occasion of loss of a breadwinner � more than 168 thousand recipients, by age more than 1 thousand recipients.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan