The federal government will allocate more than 10 billion rubles to the regions for additional payments to non-working pensioners whose income is below the subsistence level. This was stated by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, July 28.

“Let’s start with a question that concerns the fulfillment of social obligations to citizens. The government co-finances the expenses of Russian subjects in such an important area. And today we will allocate over 10 billion rubles to support non-working pensioners,” he said.

The head of the Cabinet explained that the regions will receive funds “for social additional payments to the pensions of citizens whose income is less than the subsistence level.” He recalled that since June 1, the cost of living has been increased by 10%.

“The burden on Russian subjects has grown. Federal subsidies will allow them to compensate for the related expenses, to pay allowances to more than one million people, ”summed up Mishustin.

In the Sverdlovsk region on June 1 increased living wage and minimum wage. The changes were made following the decision of President Vladimir Putin to index these values ​​by 10% for the whole country. For residents of the working population in the Urals, the subsistence minimum reached 14,717 rubles (+23%), for pensioners – 11,612 rubles (+22%), for children – 14,156 rubles (+19.5%). On average, compared to 2021, the increase is 20.5%.

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