It is proposed to raise the amount of payments for the third and subsequent children up to 9723 rubles from January 1 of the next year until they reach the age of three at a meeting of the Committee on Social Policy of the Saratov Regional Duma. This amount corresponds to the minimum subsistence level for children in 2020. At the moment, its size is 6495 rubles.
“Today we are considering a very narrow draft law affecting only the interests of large families,” explained the Minister of Social Development of the region Irina Buzilova. - Let me remind you that since January 1, 2018, we have been supporting the first children in the amount of 9022 rubles. The adoption of the bill will not require additional expenditures of the regional budget, since the share of the federal budget in the structure of this payment is 89%”.
Parliamentarian Nikolai Bondarenko asked how many children will receive this benefit.
“Benefits will be paid at the birth of the third and subsequent - this is 4542 families, - said Irina Buzilova. - We support them by 90%. Today only 337 families do not receive benefits, since their income exceeds the average per capita income, which is more than 105 thousand rubles."
The Minister said that from the regions of the Volga Federal District, only in Tatarstan such support for large families is not provided. At the same time, the minimum payment amount - 5398 rubles - is set in the Orenburg region, the maximum - 10,565 rubles - in the Samara region.
“Only the third and subsequent children will receive support,” said parliamentarian Alexander Anidalov. "That is, the first two children will drag out a miserable existence."
His colleague Nikolai Bondarenko asked the official what kind of support families that do not belong to the category of the poor receive, because sometimes they do not meet the targeting criterion for just 10 rubles. However, Irina Buzilova replied that she did not have this information. The people's deputies asked the minister to prepare relevant information for the next meeting of the Regional Duma.