January 4, 2023, 07:20 – Public News Service – OSN

Larisa Sorokina, a researcher at the Faculty of Economics of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, told how to get a universal allowance for families with children and pregnant women this year. Gazeta.ru writes about it.

The expert clarified that those families whose average per capita income in the family does not exceed the subsistence level of the region are eligible for payments.

For pregnant women, benefits are paid for a period of 6 weeks or more. The woman had to register with the medical organization in the early stages of pregnancy. One of the parents (adoptive parents, guardians) of children under the age of 17 also receives payments.

To assess eligibility for benefits, property and income in the form of interest on deposits must be taken into account. The commission will also consider the reason for the lack of income among family members of working age.

Depending on these factors, the amount of the universal allowance can be 100, 75 or 50 percent of the living wage.

Formerly Public News Service informed that Russia will launch a preferential mortgage program for the DPR and LPR, as well as the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions. The corresponding document was signed on January 3 by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.