Poor families will begin to receive additional financial assistance from the state

resources are allocated to regions involved in the national project on “poverty reduction”. A total of 21, not 13, as previously planned: Republic Mordovia, Tatarstan, Komi, Bashkortostan, Mari El, Tyva, Altai, Udmurtia, Chuvashia, Kabardino-Balkaria, the region – Vologda, Saratov, Nizhny Novgorod, Tomsk, Ivanovo, Kurgan, Belgorod, Lipetsk and Altai, Perm and Primorsky Krai. This is the most needed regions with low levels of subsistence minimum. From next year the program will operate throughout the country.

Photo: iStock Large families will offer to sign cocontract

a Social contract is the regional bodies of social protection of the population in need of the citizens and low-income families for a period of three months to a year, if necessary, may be extended. Its main condition that the allocated funds must be spent on overcoming the difficulties of life, not daily expenditure, as the programme aims to help people to get out of the crisis and move to self-sufficiency. This social security plan is developed, which may include, for example, mandatory employment or training of citizens, treatment of family members, assistance in development of small businesses or farms, other support measures aimed at overcoming difficult life situations.

“Thanks to state grant funding for cocontraction the regions were able to provide more significant financial support. It is expected that many poor single people or families with children will improve the financial situation, there will be additional sustainable sources of income,” – said the Ministry, stressing that the social contract is one of the mechanisms in order to overcome poverty in the country.

it is Expected that by 2024, including through a programme of cocontract, at least 50% of people with incomes below the subsistence minimum will be able to cope with difficult life situation and increase their income.