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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of October 24, 1997 No. 134-FZ

About subsistence minimum in the Russian Federation

(as amended on 01-04-2019)

Accepted by the State Duma on October 10, 1997

Approved by the Federation Council on October 15, 1997

This Federal Law establishes the legal basis for determination of subsistence minimum in the Russian Federation and its accounting in case of establishment to citizens of the Russian Federation of the state guarantees of receipt of the minimum cash incomes and when implementing other measures of social protection of citizens of the Russian Federation.

Article 1. The basic concepts used in this Federal Law

In this Federal Law the following basic concepts are used:

consumer goods basket - the minimum sets of food products, and also nonfoods, necessary for preserving health of the person and ensuring its activity, and services which cost is determined in the ratio with the cost of the minimum set of food;

subsistence minimum - cost assessment of consumer goods basket, and also obligatory payments and charges;

family - the faces tied by relationship and (or) property, jointly living and conducting joint economy;

main social and demographic national groups able-bodied population, pensioners, children;

average per capita income of family (living alone citizen) cumulative amount of the income of each family member (living alone citizen) divided into number of all family members.

Article 2. Purpose of subsistence minimum

1. The subsistence minimum in general across the Russian Federation intends for:

estimates of level of living of the population of the Russian Federation in case of development and realization of social policy and federal social programs;

reasons established at the federal level of the minimum wage, and also for determination of the sizes of grants, benefits and other social payments established at the federal level;

forming of the federal budget;

other purposes established by the Federal Law.

2. The subsistence minimum in subjects of the Russian Federation intends for:

estimates of level of living of the population of appropriate subject of the Russian Federation in case of development and implementation of regional social programs;

rendering the necessary government public assistance to needy citizens;

forming of budgets of subjects of the Russian Federation;

other purposes established by the Federal Law.

Article 3. Determination of consumer goods basket, procedure for its establishment

1. The consumer goods basket for the main social and demographic national groups in general and in subjects of the Russian Federation is determined by the Russian Federation at least once in five years.

The consumer goods basket in general across the Russian Federation is developed for the main social and demographic national groups with participation of Russian Trilateral Commission on the Regulation of Social and Labour Relations, in subjects of the Russian Federation - with participation of the commissions on regulation of the social and labor relations of subjects of the Russian Federation.

2. Ceased to be valid according to the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of 03.12.2012 No. 233-FZ.

3. The consumer goods basket in general across the Russian Federation is established by the Federal Law.

Along with the federal law draft about consumer goods basket in general across the Russian Federation the technique of determination of consumer goods basket for the main social and demographic national groups in general across the Russian Federation on the basis of which the consumer goods basket in general across the Russian Federation is developed is brought in the State Duma of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

4. In subjects of the Russian Federation the consumer goods basket is established by legislative (representative) bodies of subjects of the Russian Federation taking into account climatic conditions, national traditions and local features of consumption of food, nonfoods and services by the main social and demographic national groups.

5. Methodical recommendations about determination of consumer goods basket for the main social and demographic national groups affirm as subjects of the Russian Federation the Government of the Russian Federation.

Article 4. Size of subsistence minimum, frequency of its calculation and procedure for establishment

1. The size of subsistence minimum per capita and on the main social and demographic national groups in general across the Russian Federation and in subjects of the Russian Federation (except as specified, provided by Items 3 and 4 of this Article) is determined quarterly based on consumer goods basket and data of the federal executive body performing functions on forming of official statistical information on social, economic, demographic, ecological and other public processes in the Russian Federation about the level of consumer prices of food and consumer price indexes on food, nonfoods and services and expenses by obligatory payments and charges.

The procedure for calculation of size of subsistence minimum per capita and on the main social and demographic national groups in general across the Russian Federation is established by the Government of the Russian Federation.

2. The size of subsistence minimum per capita and on the main social and demographic national groups in general across the Russian Federation (except as specified, stipulated in Item 3 these Articles) is established according to the procedure, determined by the Government of the Russian Federation, in subjects of the Russian Federation (except as specified, stipulated in Item 4 these Articles) - according to the procedure, established by the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation.

3. The size of subsistence minimum of the pensioner in general across the Russian Federation for determination of the amount of the federal social pension supplement provided by the Federal Law of July 17, 1999 No. 178-FZ "About the government public assistance" (further - the Federal Law "About the Government Public Assistance"), is established by annually Federal Law on the federal budget for the corresponding financial year and planning period based on consumer goods basket of the pensioner and consumer price index on food, nonfoods and services according to the forecast of social and economic development of the Russian Federation.

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