Also, from January 1, 2023, social payments will be increased by 10% in the capital. We are talking about increasing benefits for families with many children, children, parents of fallen servicemen, veterans of the Great Patriotic War and other beneficiaries.

Photo: V. Novikov, press service of the mayor and government of Moscow

From January 1, the minimum income of non-working pensioners and social benefits to beneficiaries will increase by 10%. This is almost twice the projected growth in city budget revenues – by 5.7% in 2023. The press service of the mayor and the government of Moscow noted that social payments will be increased more than the indexation of tariffs for housing and communal services (9%) and travel by public transport (8%).

Thus, the minimum amount of a pension with a city supplement will increase to 23,313 rubles per month. In total, more than 2 million Muscovites receive additional pension payments. All previously established benefits for citizens remain unchanged: free travel on public transport, discounts on utility bills, free meals at schools, and others.

An increase of 10% in lump-sum and monthly payments will affect: large families; children of Muscovites who died as a result of terrorist attacks, man-made and other disasters; children and parents of dead servicemen; families with disabled children or invalids since childhood; student families; orphans and children left without parental care, adoptive parents, guardians, foster families and many other privileged categories of citizens.

Another cash payment will affect Moscow schoolchildren. Monthly monetary compensation will be received by those children who, during the period of study, lost both or their only parent. This money can be spent on food, clothes, shoes, bedding and more. Previously, only students of colleges and universities received such a payment.

Payments to students will begin in December. In 2022, this is 13,042 rubles, and from January 1, 2023 – 14,347 rubles per month. In total, more than 4,000 school students will receive the allowance.

The press service recalled that next year, as always, lump-sum payments will be made to socially significant events and memorable dates: on Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War, in honor of the start of the Soviet counteroffensive near Moscow, in memory of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The amount of these payments will be determined separately.

It is worth adding that earlier in the capital a new procedure for paying a single allowance for a child in low-income families was approved, according to which the amount of the allowance can be up to 100% of the child’s subsistence minimum (18,770 rubles per month from January 1, 2023). At the same time, allowances are paid to children from mobilized families regardless of their income level.