The Law of Ukraine
On State Social Aid to the Persons not Eligible for Pension and Disabled
Date of Entry into Force:
January 1, 2005
This Law defines the legal grounds for provision of state social aid to the persons not eligible for pension and disabled, as well as the provision of the state social aid for care.
The term “state social aid to the persons not eligible for pension and disabled' shall be understood as the monthly state aid, which is provided in accordance with provisions of this Law in the monetary form to individuals, who are not eligible for the pension, and to disabled people
The citizens of Ukraine who reached the age (men - 63 years old, women - 58 years old) or are disabled and do not get pension and permanently reside on the territory of Ukraine, shall have the right to state social aid.
Pursuant to the Law shall be appointed:
state social aid to the persons who do not have the right to pension and disabled,
state social aid for care.
The amount of state social aid to the persons who do not have right to pension and disabled shall be based upon the amount of minimum living wage for the persons who lost ability to work:
for disabled of group I, women awarded the honorary title “Mother Heroine” - 100 per cent;
for disabled of group II - 80 per cent;
for disabled of group III - 60 per cent;
for priests, clergymen and persons who occupied elective posts not less than ten years or were appointed for the posts in religious organizations, which are officially recognized in Ukraine and legalized pursuant to the legislation of Ukraine, if there are archive documents of respective state bodies and religious organizations or evidences of witnesses which prove the fact of such work -
50 per cent;
for the persons who reached the age (men - 63 years old, women - 58 years old) - 30 per cent.
In case if a person who receives social aid dies, the persons who buried him/her shall receive aid for burial equal to two monthly state social aids for the persons who do not have right to pension and disabled. The above sum shall be based upon the amount of aid set for the day of death of the person who received such aid.
State social aid, as well as expenses for its delivery shall be paid from the State Budget of Ukraine.