Tatyana Moskalkova, Ombudsman for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, proposes to expand the possibilities of using maternity capital, in particular, for treatment and paid education. She announced this on her official page on Instagram.
"I propose to expand the possibilities of using maternity capital. In particular, for the treatment of children, for paid education," Moskalkova wrote.
"It is necessary to introduce restrictions on the reduction of budgetary places in universities," - also wrote Moskalkova.
She noted that over the years of the existence of modern Russia, programs of support and assistance to families have been built up, money has been invested, and now "there are positive results, and this should be appreciated and developed." The Ombudsman also stressed that "there is always room for improvement."
On Thursday, during the Direct Line, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to return to the issue of indexation of maternity capital.
The maternity capital program was started by the government in 2007 and is due to end in 2018. It established measures of additional state support for the family where the second or subsequent child was born or adopted. The size of the maternity capital today is 453 thousand rubles. It is allowed to use maternity capital funds for improving housing conditions, education, retirement benefits for the mother or rehabilitation of a disabled child.