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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of December 30, 2014 No. ZR-231

About social support

(as amended on 18-03-2020)

Accepted by National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on December 17, 2014

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Subject of regulation of the Law

1. This Law establishes concepts of social services, social support and the integrated social services, basic social services, bases of their classification and the providing subjects, the basic principles of provision of social services and social support, the right to the public assistance, the purpose of social support, management system of social support, the right and obligation of persons getting social support, sources of financing of the public assistance; other relations connected with social partnership, implementation of local social programs and provision of other social support in the Republic of Armenia are governed.

Article 2. The basic concepts used in the Law

1. In this Law the following basic concepts are used:

1) difficult life situation - the objective situation caused by loss of skills of self-service in connection with disability, disease, age, lack of parent care, poverty, unemployment, family fights, ill treatment, violence, human trafficking (traffiking), helplessness, loneliness, social isolation, addictions, emergence of accident or emergency situations, circumstances of stay in places of detention or returns from the specified places or their combination which prevents activity of the person with which person cannot independently cope.

2) social support - according to part 1 of article 18 of this Law;

3) basic needs – set of the minimum necessary conditions (food, clothes, housing, medical attendance and services, primary professional (craft) education and secondary professional education, housing and communal services), necessary for accommodation of physical person;

4) the elderly person – person who reached 65 years;

5) violence - action or threat against physical and (or) psychological and (or) sexual integrity of person;

Family - the small social group based on marriage, family relations, living in the same place of residence which members support general economy the general budget, common interests have 6), are connected on the basis of mutual aid, the moral and legal cross liability, and also the person living one;

7) ceased to be valid according to the Law of the Republic of Armenia of 30.12.2017 No. ZR-326

8) preliminary identification - identification of person subject to "expected" spousal assault, by means of use of direct and indirect criteria;

9) social requirement - lack of the skills and capabilities necessary for the solution of social and economic, social and psychological, social and pedagogical, social and medical, social and labor, social and legal problems of the person (family, other social group) who is in difficult life situation or existence of the bases for forecasting of probability of its emergence in the future.

9. 1) social assessment of family – the versatile process of studying of social and economic, social and psychological, social and pedagogical, social and medical, social and labor, social and legal problems and property and non-material resources of family directed to identification, examination and assessment of communication between the reason, the investigation, the relations which characterize situation in family life.

10) the territorial authorities providing social services (further - territorial authority) - divisions of the subordinated body authorized by the Government of the Republic of Armenia in the sphere of social support which in the territory of the servicing provide to the population the social services provided by the law, including, the social services directed to protection of legitimate interests of persons or family which are in difficult life situation or to prevention of their emergence in such situation;

11) the organizations providing social services (further - the organizations) - the organizations which, according to the principles of provision of social support established by this Law provide social services for the protection of legitimate interests of person or family which are in difficult life situation, or for prevention of their emergence in such situation, needing them (regardless of form of business, except for territorial authorities);

12) social services - the services provided by part 1 of article 4 of this Law;

13) the integrated social services - according to part 3 of article 33 of this Law;

14) ceased to be valid

15) network of support – system of collateral actions of state bodies and local government bodies, the legal entities and physical persons directed to protection and realization of the rights of persons, certain groups of persons and families, ensuring the legitimate interests and freedoms performed according to requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Armenia by provision of the corresponding social services;

16) social case – objective situation which is caused by one or set of various social requirements connected with this or that person (family) who is in difficult life situation;

17) management of social case – the process performed by cooperation and searches of the available resources and on the basis of process of assessment of social needs of person (family) which includes programming of process of provision of the social services corresponding to needs of receivers of the public assistance, assistance in question of their obtaining for the purpose of satisfaction of social needs of the receiver of the public assistance;

18) the individual social program (further - the individual program) - the program constituted by results of social case, including social needs of the receiver of the public assistance, types of the social services corresponding to them together with provision terms, the expected result, and also the schedule of continuous control of social case;

19) social patronage - enrollment of the social services provided by the social boss (assistant) in case of the specific requirements necessary for realization of right to work;

20) provision of social services – the organization and (or) provision of the social services established by part 1 of article 4 of this Law and also any activities directed to the organization and (or) rendering these services;

21) social work - the professional activity provided by part 1 of article 38 of this Law.

Article 3. Legislation of the Republic of Armenia on social support

1. The relations connected with provision of social support are regulated by this Law, other legal acts, and also international treaties of the Republic of Armenia.

Chapter 2. Social services or their provision

Article 4. Concept of social services

1. Social services are the actions performed according to the legislation of the Republic of Armenia which are directed:

1) on satisfaction of social and economic, social and psychological, social and pedagogical, social and medical, social and labor, social and legal needs of person (family or other social group) or any of them and (or)

2) on ensuring normal activity of the person (family or other social group) and (or)

3) on prevention of emergence of difficult life situation and (or) to the aid exit from difficult life situation of person (family, other social group).

Article 5. Classification of social services

1. Social services are classified according to:

1) provision form;

2) mechanisms of the organization of process of provision;

3) providing social services;

4) to nature of the help;

5) durations of provision and their continuity;

6) to financing sources.

2. Social services in form of provision are classified on the following types:

1) direct social services which happen:

and. the individual social services provided to person for satisfaction of the individual requirements arising for its social protection;

. group which are provided to group of people with identical requirements at the same time for satisfaction of these requirements.

2) indirect social services which have general character and are provided to social group with the same requirements.

3. Social services, according to mechanisms of the organization of process of provision of services, are classified on the following types:

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