Russians can receive a one-time payment from the state once a year, but for this a citizen must meet a number of requirements, said Yegor Redin, managing partner of the law firm Position Prava on February 11.
According to him, we are talking about helping the poor, provided for by Federal Law No. 178-FZ.
The amount of one-time financial assistance (UMP) depends on the region of residence of the citizen and is calculated taking into account the size of the living wage, average salary, etc.
For example, in the Moscow region, the payment for one family member is no more than 6,000 rubles a year, the lawyer said.
“Large amounts of payments are received by citizens living in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug: in the event of an extreme life situation, they can be paid 50 thousand rubles,” the Prime agency quotes Redin.
So, on February 2, it became known that in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in 2021 the size of the start-up capital for opening a business for unemployed residents of the district was increased. If earlier the initial payment for opening your own business was 91.7 thousand rubles, then from January 1 it will already be 150 thousand rubles.
He also said that the subjects may provide additional conditions for receiving assistance, or for refusing it.
Thus, in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, payments may be refused in the event of misappropriation of past aid or non-registration of social support.
In the Chelyabinsk region, they may refuse those who lead an immoral or dependent lifestyle.
According to Natalia Pshenichnikova, senior lecturer at the Department of Legal Disciplines of Synergy University, according to the government decree of August 19 last year, it is possible to receive additional payments to the poor, as well as to expand the opportunities for using these funds.
For example, they can be spent on clothing or school supplies. Those wishing to start their own business will be able to purchase consumables or partially pay the rent. Targeted state social assistance on the basis of a social contract is assigned for a period of three months to one year.
In January, it was reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the prosecutor’s office to monitor the allocation of social benefits to families with children, doctors, Russians who lost their jobs, and businesses during the pandemic. Several departments are responsible for ensuring that social support measures reach citizens, including the Ministry of Labor and the Pension Fund.