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‘Сколько готовы заплатить власти Киргизии за новорожденных детей?’
The analogue of the Russian law on “parent capital” will come into effect in Kyrgyzstan in 2018
BISHKEK: REGNUM reports – President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev approved the introduction of amendments to the law “On State Allowances”, which allows for a payment of 4000 soms as a one-time childbirth allowance. This was reported by the head of state’s press service. The document provides for a monthly allowance of 700 soms to be paid for the care of a child under 3 years, and a monthly allowance of 500 soms for families with three or more children aged 3 to 14 years.
It is noted in the bill that the income of the family does not matter. The law will be effective from January 1, 2018.
IA REGNUM reminds the reader that, according to official data, about 90,000 families are now receiving assistance from the Kyrgyz state. Previously, the total number of recipients was 279,000. Now, more than 660,000 children from low-income families will be eligible to receive these benefits.
For the payment of these new benefits, an additional 1.8 billion soms will have to be added to the budget of the Kyrgyz Republic. After this, the amount will grow annually.
Note that originally, the initiators of the bill “On State Benefits” offered to pay higher allowances to Kyrgyz citizens who were living in the alpine regions of this Central Asian country. For example, the one-off allowance for the birth of a child amounts to 5000 soms, with the monthly allowance for children under 3 years being 875 soms, and the monthly allowance for families with many children being 625 soms per child.
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