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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of January 19, 2012 No. 41

About the government address public assistance

(as amended on 27-05-2021)

For the purpose of strengthening of the state support of the population and implementation of integrated approach to its provision:

1. Determine that the government address public assistance is provided in type:

1.1. monthly and (or) one-time social benefits for acquisition of food, medicines, clothes, footwear, school supplies and for other needs for ensuring normal activity;

1.2. social benefit for cost recovery for acquisition of diapers (the absorbing shorts), the absorbing sheets (diapers), urological laying (inserts) (further - diapers);

1.3. providing first two years of life with food of children.

According to this Decree the citizens of the Republic of Belarus, foreign citizens and persons without citizenship who are constantly living in the Republic of Belarus have the right to the government address public assistance (further - citizens).

Families and the citizens living separately or conducting separate economy in family composition (further - families (citizens) have the right to simultaneous provision of the different types of the government address public assistance specified in part one of this Item in the presence of the conditions of their provision established in this Decree.

2. Determine that:

2.1. the monthly social benefit * is provided to families (citizens) provided that their average per capita income determined according to the procedure, established by Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (further – the average per capita income), for the objective reasons below the largest size of the budget of the subsistence minimum on average per capita approved by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection for two last quarters (further – criterion of needs). The monthly social benefit is provided to large families provided that their average per capita income constitutes no more 1,15 of size of criterion of needs.

Size of monthly social benefit for each family member (citizen):

constitutes positive difference between criterion of needs and the average per capita income of family (citizen);

it is recalculated in case of increase in criterion of needs during provision of monthly social benefit;

2.2. the lump-sum social benefit is provided to families (citizens) who appeared for the objective reasons in the difficult life situation breaking normal activity ** provided that their average per capita income constitutes no more 1,5 of size of criterion of needs.

The size of lump-sum social benefit is established depending on difficult life situation in which there is family (citizen), in the amount which is not exceeding the 10-fold size of the budget of the subsistence minimum on average per capita operating for decision date about provision of the government address public assistance in type of lump-sum social benefit;

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* For the purposes of this Decree the monthly social benefit is understood as the payment to family (citizen) guaranteed by the state for increase in her (his) objectively low income up to the level of the budget of subsistence minimum on average per capita in case of sales term by family (citizen) of the right according to the legislation of the alimony - on minor children, pensions (except cases of non receipt of national pension in case of further work after acquisition of right to old-age pension in accordance with general practice for the purpose of increase in the size of such pension), benefits.

** For the purposes of this Decree the difficult life situation breaking normal activity of family (citizen) is understood as the objective circumstances difficult for independent permission:

total disability because of disability or achievement of 80-year age by citizens;

inability to self-service in connection with disease which treatment requires prolonged use of medicines;

damnification of life, to health, property as a result of natural disasters, catastrophic crashes, the fires and other emergency situations (circumstances) of force majeure (force majeure), illegal actions of other persons;

other objective circumstances requiring material support.

2.3. the social benefit for cost recovery for acquisition of diapers is provided irrespective of the size of the average per capita income of family (citizen) to the handicapped children aged up to 18 years having the IV extent of loss of health, to disabled people of the I group except persons whose disability was caused by illegal actions, because of alcoholic, drug, toxic intoxication, mutilation, based on the individual program of rehabilitation of the disabled person or the conclusion of the medical and consulting commission of the state organization of health care about needs in diapers and documents confirming expenses on their acquisition.

The size of social benefit for cost recovery for acquisition of diapers is established in the amount which is not exceeding 1, the 5-fold size of the budget of the subsistence minimum on average per capita operating for decision date about provision of the government address public assistance in type of this social benefit.

To disabled people of the I group owing to occupational disease or labor mutilation the social benefit for cost recovery for acquisition of diapers is provided to the handicapped children aged up to 18 years having the IV extent of loss of health in cases when they have no right to payment of diapers at the expense of means of compulsory insurance from labor accidents and occupational diseases;

To the handicapped children aged up to 18 years having the IV extent of loss of health, to the disabled people of the I group who are on the state providing in the organizations of social servicing performing stationary social servicing, the social benefit for cost recovery for acquisition of diapers is not provided;

2.4.  No. 211 is excluded according to the Presidential decree of the Republic of Belarus of 15.06.2017

2.5. the government address public assistance in type of providing the first two years of life with food of children is provided to families, for the objective reasons the average per capita income is lower than criterion of needs.

Or more children such help is provided to families in case of the birth and education of twins irrespective of the size of the average per capita income.

The orphan children and children without parental support who are on the state providing in child care residential care facilities (children's homes, social and pedagogical organizations, boarding schools for orphan children and children without parental support, the auxiliary boarding schools, special general education boarding schools, special teaching and educational facilities, special medical and educational facilities and other organizations providing conditions for accommodation (content) of children), tutorial, foster homes, orphanages of family type, have no right to the government address public assistance in type of providing the first two years of life with food of children.

3. The government address public assistance in type of monthly social benefit is not provided to citizens if they:

3.1. are the military personnel of compulsory military service, cadets studying in day form of education in the organizations of education performing training on specialties (the directions of specialties, specializations) for Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus, other troops and military forming of the Republic of Belarus, law-enforcement bodies, the Investigative Committee, State committee of judicial examinations, bodies of financial investigations of the State Control Committee, bodies and divisions on emergency situations, civil aviation, persons studying in specialized lyceums of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Suvorov and cadet schools and also persons who pass alternative service;

3.2. serve sentence in the form of life imprisonment, imprisonment, arrest, and also restriction of freedom with the direction in correctional facility of open type;

3.3. are on forced treatment (or it by a court decision appoints forced treatment);

3.4. refund expenses on content of the children who are on the state providing;

3.5. work at conditions of part-time if such operating mode is set at their request, except as specified, when the employer establish part-time according to the legislation and (or) there is no opportunity for the objective reasons for full employment;

3.6. are on the state providing in the organizations of social servicing performing stationary social servicing, child care residential care facilities, tutorial, foster homes, orphanages of family type or in public institutions of professional, secondary vocational and higher education during training in these organizations in day form of education including at faculties of pre-university preparation and preparatory departments;

3.7. are idle able-bodied persons *, not registered in the procedure established by the legislation as the unemployed, except for:

persons who got the general secondary education in year of its obtaining (for the period till September 1);

graduates of organizations of education to whom the place of employment is provided by distribution (for rest lasting 31 calendar day, and to the graduates directed for work as pedagogical workers - 45 calendar days);

persons directed by committee on work, employment and social protection of the Minsk Gorispolkom, management (department) of work, employment and social protection of district (city) executive committee (further - body for work, employment and social protection) for development of contents of the educational program of advanced training of leading employees and specialists, the educational program of retraining of the leading employees and specialists having the higher education, the educational program of retraining of the leading employees and specialists having secondary vocational education, the educational program of advanced training of working (employees), the educational program of retraining of working (employees), the educational program of professional training of working (employees) and the educational program of the training rates;

persons performing child care aged up to three years, the handicapped child aged up to 18 years, the child aged up to 18 years infected with human immunodeficiency virus, the disabled person of the I group or person who reached 80-year age;

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* For the purposes of this Decree able-bodied persons are understood as citizens at the age of 18 years and are more senior, I, II groups which are not disabled people did not reach generally established retirement age and also the citizens who reached this age, not having the right to national pension.

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