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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of December 28, 2013 No. ZR-154

About public welfare payments

(as amended on 27-06-2019)

Accepted by National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on December 12, 2013

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Subject of regulation of the Law

1. This Law governs the relations connected with provision in the Republic of Armenia of public welfare payments, establishes concept, types and procedure for provision of public welfare payment.

Article 2. Right to public welfare payment

1. In the presence of the bases established by the law the citizens of the Republic of Armenia who are living and having the right to residence (the status of stay) in the Republic of Armenia foreign citizens, stateless persons, and also persons having the status of the refugee in the Republic of Armenia have the right to public welfare payment (further – the citizen).

2. The citizen of the Republic of Armenia with double citizenship has the right to public welfare payment on an equal basis with the citizen of the Republic of Armenia if the international treaty of the Republic of Armenia or this Law do not provide other.

Article 3. Concept and purpose of provision of public welfare payments

1. Public welfare payment is monetary assistance, periodically or one-timely provided from means of the government budget.

2. The purpose of provision of public welfare payments is:

1) assistance to increase in living standards of unsecured families or suppression of its deterioration;

2) partial compensation of certain expenses of family or citizen;

3) improvement of demographic situation;

4) realization of right to social insurance.

Article 4. Legislation of the Republic of Armenia on public welfare payments

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

Article 5. Types of public welfare payments

1. This Law establishes the following types of public welfare payments:

1) family allowance;

2) social benefit;

3) emergency help;

4) lump-sum allowance in case of the child's birth;

5) child care allowance up to two years;

6) temporary disability benefit;

6. 1) benefit on motherhood;

7) old-age benefit;

8) disability benefit;

9) benefit on the occasion of loss of the supporter;

10) benefit for burial.

2. The relations connected with provision of benefit, stipulated in Item 6 parts of 1 this Article are regulated by other laws.

Article 6. Provision of public welfare payment

1. For receipt of public welfare payment the citizen addresses to the body for provision of public welfare payment for the place of the accommodation authorized by the Government of the Republic of Armenia (further – the territorial center).

2. The applicant declares the data necessary for public welfare payment of this type in the territorial center, and submits required documents.

3. The public welfare payment is provided (appoints and will organize its payment) by the territorial center in the presence of the bases established by this Law.

4. The sizes of public welfare payments, procedure for their appointment and payment affirm the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

5. The state body in the sphere of social support authorized by the Government of the Republic of Armenia, according to the procedure, established together with the body performing methodical management and control of activities of bodies of civil registration receives from bodies of civil registration of the data on state registration of the act of civil status in the Republic of Armenia, necessary for purpose of public welfare payment (social assessment of family).

Article 7. The refusal bases in purpose of public welfare payment

1. In purpose of public welfare payment refuses in cases:

1) lack of the basis (bases) established (established) by the law for purpose of this type of public welfare payment;

2) non-presentations by the applicant of all necessary documents in time, established by the law for purpose of this type of public welfare payment;

3) submissions of doubtful data by the applicant for receipt of public welfare payment.

Article 8. Organization of payment of public welfare payments

1. Payment of public welfare payments is performed by means of the organizations which concluded with the authorized Government of the Republic of Armenia state body in the sphere of social assistance the service provision agreement on payment of public welfare payments, and (or) other representatives by the Government of the Republic of Armenia of the organizations (further – the paying organizations).

2. The approximate form of the service provision agreement on payment of public welfare payments is established by the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

3. The family allowance, social benefit and the urgent help established by this Law are paid also by transfer into the account of lump money payments opened according to the procedure, established by the Civil code of the Republic of Armenia, or into the account of social insurance.

4. The maternal benefit of unemployed person and lump-sum allowance on the child's birth established by this Law (except for the amount specified in part 7 of Article 25) are paid by transfer into the account of lump money payments opened according to the procedure, established by the Civil code of the Republic of Armenia, addressed to person who was granted allowance. If within 12 months, beginning from month of transfer to databank, lump money payments, necessary for opening of the account, person does not represent the requirement established by part 3 of Article 928.8 of the Civil code of the Republic of Armenia, then the benefit amount credited into the account of lump money payments, according to the procedure and the terms established part - 4 Articles 928.8 of the Civil code of the Republic of Armenia, return to the government budget of the Republic of Armenia.

Chapter 2.

Voided according to the Law of the Republic of Armenia of 20.12.2017 No. ZR-230

Chapter 3. Family allowance

Article 13. Right and bases of provision of family allowance

1. The family staying on the registry in system of social assessment of family having the family member aged up to 18 years which point of neediness is higher than the point established by the Government of the Republic of Armenia for limiting this year granting the right to family allowance has the right to family allowance.

1.1. Other conditions granting the right to family allowance can be established by the government of the Republic of Armenia.

2. The right to family allowance arises as of day of the address of the applicant, and the family allowance is paid since the month following after month of day of the address.

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