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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 29-12-2020)

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:

paragraph two of ceased to be valid

subsistence minimum - the minimum amount of the income of the citizen, necessary for ensuring activity;

the median average per capita income - the size of cash income concerning which half of the population in general across the Russian Federation matters the average per capita income below this size, other half - above this size and which is annually estimated in 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;

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 and provision of measures of social support to needy citizens;

forming of budgets of subjects of the Russian Federation;

other purposes established by the Federal Law.

Article 3.

No. 473-FZ voided according to the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of 29.12.2020

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

1. The size of subsistence minimum per capita in general across the Russian Federation for the next year is established till July 1 of the current year by the Government of the Russian Federation taking into account opinion of Russian Trilateral Commission on the Regulation of Social and Labour Relations and estimated proceeding from the size of the median average per capita income for previous year.

The ratio of size of subsistence minimum per capita in general across the Russian Federation and sizes of the median average per capita income for previous year since 2021 is established in the amount of percent 44,2.

The ratio specified in the paragraph the second this Item is reviewed at least once in five years proceeding from conditions of social and economic development of the Russian Federation. During effective period of the established ratio the size of subsistence minimum per capita in general across the Russian Federation for the next year cannot be established lower than the size of subsistence minimum per capita in general across the Russian Federation established the current year.

Calculation of the median average per capita income is performed based on the technique determined by 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.

2. The size of subsistence minimum on the main social and demographic national groups in general across the Russian Federation for the next year, including 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" is established by the Government of the Russian Federation taking into account opinion of Russian Trilateral Commission on the Regulation of Social and Labour Relations proceeding from the size of subsistence minimum per capita in general across the Russian Federation for the same year along with establishment of size of subsistence minimum per capita in general across the Russian Federation.

The ratio of size of subsistence minimum of able-bodied population in general across the Russian Federation and sizes of subsistence minimum per capita in general across the Russian Federation is established in the amount of 109 percent, the size of subsistence minimum of the pensioner in general across the Russian Federation and sizes of subsistence minimum per capita in general across the Russian Federation - in the amount of 86 percent, the size of subsistence minimum for children in general across the Russian Federation and sizes of subsistence minimum per capita in general across the Russian Federation - in the amount of 97 percent.

3. The size of subsistence minimum per capita in the subject of the Russian Federation for the next year is established till September 15 of the current year by the subject of the Russian Federation taking into account coefficient of regional differentiation which is calculated as ratio of size of subsistence minimum per capita in general across the Russian Federation and sizes of subsistence minimum per capita in the appropriate subject of the Russian Federation according to the procedure determined by the Government of the Russian Federation.

For 2021 the size of subsistence minimum per capita and on the main social and demographic national groups in the subject of the Russian Federation is established by the subject of the Russian Federation at a rate of not less than the size of subsistence minimum per capita and on the main social and demographic national groups in the subject of the Russian Federation for the second quarter 2020.

For 2021 - 2025 the transition period of step-by-step finishing sizes of subsistence minimum per capita in the subjects of the Russian Federation established for 2021 up to the sizes of subsistence minimum per capita in the subjects of the Russian Federation calculated taking into account the coefficients of regional differentiation provided by paragraph one of this Item is established.

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