The Law of Ukraine
On State Social Aid to Indigent Families
Date of Entry into Force:
July 6, 2000
Pursuant to the Law, the right to state social aid shall have indigent families, permanently residing on the territory of Ukraine.
Indigent family is a family, which on valid or independent of it reasons has average monthly total income lower than the minimum living wage for a family.
Article 4 of the Law sets the procedure for granting state social aid. Application for granting state social aid shall be submitted by the authorized representative of a family to the body of labor and social protection of population in the place of residence or to the executive committee of village, settlement council. State social aid shall be appointed from the month of application, if all necessary documents were submitted within a month.
The amount of state social aid shall be defined as a difference between minimum living wage for a family and its average monthly total income, which is calculated according to the method set by the specially authorized central body of executive power in the field of labor and social work. However, this amount shall not exceed 75 percent of minimum living wage for a family.
State social aid shall be appointed for six months.
Article 7 of the Law stipulates cases of limiting the right to state social aid.
State social aid shall be paid once per month in the place of residence of the authorized representative of a family by the state communication enterprises or it may be transferred to the personal account of the authorized representative of a family in a bank.
Expenses for state social aid to indigent families shall be covered by subventions from the State Budget to the local budgets.