ARKHANGELSK, September 25. / TASS /. Regional maternity capital in the Arkhangelsk region has more than doubled, from 50 thousand to 105 thousand rubles. This decision was made in two readings at a regular session on Wednesday by the deputies of the Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly, according to the press service of the regional parliament.
"The regional maternity capital has been increased from 50 thousand to 105 thousand rubles. Its size has not been indexed since the introduction of social support measures in 2012," the message says.
Regional maternity capital is paid at the birth of a third or subsequent children once. For the first time in the region, a subsidy will be paid to improve housing conditions for the simultaneous birth of three or more children in the amount of up to two million rubles.
"Today, families with children are the least protected in tough market conditions. Supporting them in all available areas is our task. The current capabilities of the region's economy allow us to solve it in a systematic and comprehensive manner," Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region Igor Orlov told reporters.
The deputies have increased the size of the lump sum payment to women who have given birth to their first child from 30 to 35 thousand. It will be paid to women aged 20 to 25, now the age range is 22-24 years. New support measures are planned to be introduced from January 1, 2020.