MOSCOW, April 27. / TASS /. Anna Kuznetsova, Commissioner for the Rights of the Child under the President of the Russian Federation, appealed to the Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko with a proposal to keep federal additional payments to social pensions for children when they are temporarily employed. This was reported on Friday in the press service of the children's ombudsman.
"The Presidential Commissioner for Children's Rights Anna Kuznetsova turned to the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko with a proposal to legally fix for this category of recipients of social pensions a federal social supplement to it for temporary employment," the statement says. The press service of Kuznetsova explained that adolescents receiving a survivor's pension, when temporarily employed, for example, during the summer holidays, stop calculating the federal social supplement to this pension, and are often required to return "overpaid funds."
According to the press service, Kuznetsova appealed to the Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation with a proposal to amend the current legislation, but the department received a response with reference to the ruling of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, which indicated that pensions will put them in unequal conditions in comparison with other categories of recipients of pensions; additional justification is required to change these provisions of the legislation."
"It is difficult to agree with the position of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation, since the ruling of the Constitutional Court was made in relation to a person receiving an old-age pension. Children with disabilities and children who have lost their breadwinner, due to their age, do not have specialized education, and their work is sometimes paid symbolically and is more in the nature of self-realization. We can say that these children are the least protected category of citizens, they need special support, "the press service of the children's ombudsman quotes her as saying, explaining that this is why Kuznetsova turned to Matvienko with a request to legislatively solve the problem.