The state Duma has supported increase in sick pay to the level of the minimum wage

the Document concerns the size of benefits for temporary disability for the period from 1 April to 31 December inclusive. The bill was written with the purpose of protecting the health of citizens in the conditions related to the spread of a new coronavirus infection. It is included in the framework of the President’s proposal: earlier Vladimir Putin called it necessary to increase rates paid on sick leave – so that they were not less than one minimum wage per month.

Photo: Alexey Sukhorukov/RIA Novosti the Government has increased the maximum size of the unemployment benefit

“we Need to support those who were injured or lost their jobs,” – said the head of state in his televised address to the Russians. He said that now pay for the sick depends on the worker’s employment and his salary. As a result, payments to workers can be low. “It certainly unfair,” Putin said.

Corrections deputies was presented the Deputy Minister of labor and social protection Andrey Pudov. According to the Ministry, implementation of the bill will require 6.9 billion rubles.

the Innovation will allow to protect the rights of citizens with low wages or little experience, noted in the Ministry of labor. It is about 2.3 million working Russians – before, when calculating payment of sick-lists they used the amount is less than the minimum wage. The fact that citizens, who have the experience eight or more years receive 100% of average earnings, at the experience of five till eight years – 80% of average earnings, and up to five years of work experience – 60% of average earnings.

According to the text of the initiative if the allowance in calculation for full calendar month below the minimum wage, it rises to its level.

the Bill also provides for the integration of regional coefficients applied to the salary when calculating benefits for temporary disability based on “minimal salary”.

Note that the minimum wage in Russia in 2020 is 12 thousand 130 roubles. Thus, payment for sick leave during a standard 14-day quarantine should be no less than 5 660 thousand rubles. If the citizen at the time of occurrence of the insured event works on a part-time job, the amount of the allowance is determined in proportion to its duration.

Photo: iStock Salaries of teachers and doctors proposed to raise to the level not lower than two minimum wages

the bill is another rule: October 1, suspends the obligation of the recipients of the monthly payments in connection with the birth (adoption) of the first or second child to petition for the appointment of the said payments for the new term. Also will not need to notify the authorities of social protection and Pension Fund of the change of place of residence (stay) and residence, and also the circumstances involving the termination of payment.

a Visit to these bodies of citizens to receive monthly payments in connection with the birth of children will be discontinued and their functions will be carried out without filing citizens applications, stated in the explanatory note.

MPs agreed to discuss the bill on second reading at the same meeting, after the relevant Committee will examine the amendments in the next hour.