The automatic accrual of state assistance will be continued only for those citizens who live in the temporarily occupied territories or in the war zone.
From January 1, social assistance will be paid in a new way in Ukraine / photo ua.depositphotos.com
From January 1, 2022, in Ukraine, social assistance will be calculated in a new way for internally displaced persons (IDPs), low-income families, single mothers with children and other categories.
On November 30, the corresponding one entered into force decree Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 1320. According to it, the automatic accrual of state social assistance and benefits during martial law is stopped. UNIAN tells in which cases and where to apply for renewal of assistance.
The automatic accrual of all types of state assistance will be continued only for those citizens who live in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine or in the war zone. At the same time, the changes will affect the following types of payments:
- state social assistance to low-income families;
- child support for single mothers;
- assistance for children under guardianship or custody;
- assistance for children with severe perinatal damage to the nervous system, with severe congenital malformations, rare orphan diseases, oncological, oncohematological diseases, cerebral palsy, severe mental disorders, type I diabetes (insulin-dependent), acute or chronic stage IV kidney diseases , for a child who received a serious injury, needs an organ transplant, needs palliative care, who has not been diagnosed with a disability;
- monthly financial assistance to a person who lives with a person with a disability of group I or II due to a mental disorder, who, according to the opinion of the medical commission of a medical institution, needs constant outside care for him;
- temporary state assistance to children whose parents evade payment of alimony, are unable to support the child or their place of residence is unknown;
- temporary state social assistance to an unemployed person who has reached the general retirement age, but has not received the right to a pension payment;
- housing assistance for IDPs;
- state social assistance to persons with disabilities from childhood and children with disabilities,
- state social assistance to persons who do not have the right to a pension and persons with disabilities;
- benefits previously assigned.
Payments from the state will not be renewed if the territorial community where a person lives has been excluded from the relevant list, which can be found on the website of the Ministry of Reintegration. At the same time, state social assistance and benefits will be paid during the month in which the territorial community was excluded from such a list and during the month following its exclusion.
In addition, the assistance may not be renewed if, during the period of martial law, information was discovered and/or information was received that influenced or could influence the establishment of the right to receive state social assistance and the determination of its amount. It is noted that payments are terminated from the month following the one in which the relevant information was received.
To renew payments, those categories of citizens who previously received assistance automatically, now live outside communities located in the area of hostilities or are under temporary occupation, encirclement (blockade), must submit a corresponding application from January 1, 2023. To do this, you need to contact representatives of communities or the Central Administrative Agency with the appropriate package of documents.
Aid to Ukrainians during the war
Since the beginning of the war, 4.3 million Ukrainians have already received financial aid from various UN agencies and other humanitarian organizations. According to the Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, the total amount of cash payments has exceeded $1 billion.
At the same time, in the tenth month of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, inspections of internally displaced persons began, as a result of which people may be deprived of benefits.
As stated by the Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine Oksana Zholnovich, a person who has returned home to his permanent place of residence ceases to be an immigrant and loses the right to receive benefits for IDPs.
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