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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of July 17, 1999 No. 178-FZ

About the government public assistance

(The last edition from 07-03-2018)

Accepted by the State Duma of the Russian Federation on June 25, 1999

Approved by Council of the Russian Federation on July 2, 1999

This Federal Law establishes legal and organizational basis of rendering the government public assistance to the needy families, needy living alone citizens and other categories of citizens provided by this Federal Law and also determines accounting treatment for the rights of citizens to measures of social protection (supports), the social services provided within social servicing and the government public assistance, other social guarantees and payments established by the legislation of the Russian Federation, the laws and other regulatory legal acts of subjects of the Russian Federation, municipal regulatory legal acts.

The paragraph two voided according to the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of 29.12.2015 No. 388-FZ

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Basic concepts

For the purposes of this Federal Law the following basic concepts are used:

the government public assistance - provision to needy families, needy living alone citizens, and also other categories of citizens specified in this Federal Law, social benefits, social pension supplements, subsidies, social services and vital goods;

social benefit - non-paid provision to citizens of certain sum of money at the expense of means of the relevant budgets of the budget system of the Russian Federation;

subsidy - the complete or partial payment of the social services provided to citizens having purpose;

set of social services - the list of the social services provided to separate categories of citizens according to this Federal Law;

social pension supplement - provision to the citizen (pensioner) of sum of money to pension taking into account the money payments and separate measures of social support provided in natural form which are provided by this Federal Law, other Federal Laws, the laws and other regulatory legal acts of subjects of the Russian Federation, up to the size of subsistence minimum of the pensioner established according to item 4 of article 4 of the Federal Law of October 24, 1997 No. 134-FZ "About subsistence minimum in the Russian Federation" (further - the Federal Law "About Subsistence Minimum in the Russian Federation") in subjects of the Russian Federation in the place of his residence or the place of stay, at the expense of means of the relevant budgets of the budget system of the Russian Federation. Social pension supplement consists of federal social pension supplement or regional social pension supplement.

the social contract - the agreement which is signed between the citizen and social security authority of the population at the place of residence or the place of stay of the citizen and according to which the social security authority of the population shall give to the citizen the government public assistance, the citizen - to realize the actions provided by the program of social adaptation;

the program of social adaptation - the populations developed by social security authority together with the citizen of action which are directed to overcoming difficult life situation by it, and the types determined by such program, amount and procedure for realization of these actions;

difficult life situation - circumstance or circumstances which worsen conditions of activity of the citizen and which consequence he cannot independently overcome.

Article 2. Legislation on the government public assistance

The legislation on the government public assistance consists of the Federal Law "About Subsistence Minimum in the Russian Federation", this Federal Law, other Federal Laws and other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation, the laws and other regulatory legal acts of subjects of the Russian Federation.

Article 3. Purposes of rendering the government public assistance

The government public assistance is given for the purpose of:

maintenance of level of living of needy families, and also needy living alone citizens whose average per capita income is lower than the size of the subsistence minimum established in appropriate subject of the Russian Federation;

address use of budgetary funds.

strengthenings of targeting of social support of the needing citizens;

creations of necessary conditions for ensuring general availability and socially acceptable quality of social services;

decrease in level of social inequality;

increases in the income of the population.

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