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Monday, November 30th, 2020

Ministry of Labor announces new procedure for supporting low-income and large families

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Providing targeted support to low-income and large families in the new order will have an effective impact on improving the well-being of the population.

First. Expanding the coverage and strengthening of measures to support low-income families, including large families.

According to Saparbayev, the average size of targeted social assistance from July 1, 2019, will be increased from 14,834 tenge to 20,789 tenge. If earlier these measures covered 571 thousand people, now � more than 830 thousand people.

If we consider the example of a family in which there are four children and one supplier, until July 1, the family received targeted assistance of 63 thousand tenge, then from July 1 they will start receiving 103,945 tenge. Taking into account the additional payments, the monthly income of this family will be 114,448 tenge.

When assigning targeted social assistance, state benefits for families with many children and mothers with many children who are awarded Kum?s Alka and Altyn Alka, as well as disability benefits for children and scholarships will be excluded from the family’s total income.

In addition, children from low-income families (up to 18 years old, with their education � up to 23 years old) will be paid monthly guaranteed assistance in the amount of 20,789 tenge.

This will, on average, increase the existing care by 40%.

Saparbayev also said that it was planned to simplify the procedure for assigning social benefit through the optimization of the requested documents. Employment centers or akims of rural districts and settlements in the absence of information in information systems will request the necessary documents from the relevant state bodies. The work will be carried out using the E-Halyk information system.

Second. Development of social maps of regions.

In the regions it is necessary to form electronic social cards. They will include an assessment of the needs, the social and living conditions of each family in order to clearly see who really needs help.

Third. Introduction of a unified package of social services and support measures (provision of schoolchildren with free hot meals, preferential transportation, etc.).

Fourth. Strengthening social support for families caring for children with disabilities.

The amount of benefits from July 1, 2019, is planned to increase from 31.1 thousand tenge to 41.6 thousand tenge. This measure will cover at least 100 thousand citizens caring for children with disabilities and persons over 18 years of the first group since childhood, Saparbayev said in conclusion.

Fifth. For incomplete large families, creating conditions for working at home, and for large families in the countryside, the allocation of a separate quota of grants and microcredits.

To provide employment, start a family business, increase incomes for large villagers, it is planned to provide state grants for new business ideas for 505 thousand tenge on a non-refundable basis. This will cover 5 thousand people. It is also planned to allocate microcredits from 500 thousand to 20 million tenge to entrepreneurs from among large families and people with disabilities in the village. Coverage will be at least 10 thousand people.

Short-term training for professions in demand will be organized for large families with low incomes in rural areas, social workplaces will be opened at home (tailoring, baking, etc.)

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

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