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Kyrgyzstan proposes to refrain from increasing allowances in October 2017

Kyrgyzstan proposed to refrain from raising allowances to low-income families with children in October 2017. The draft law On State Allowances is being discussed in the Parliament.

The document provides for the provision of state support to families with children in a fixed amount (regardless of the level of income) on the basis of budget possibilities: in the case of the birth of a child — in the form of one-time payment (suyunchu); children up to three years; families with three or more children between the ages of 3 and 16.

Today, according to the Ministry of Social Development, the average poverty allowance is 874 soms per child. The amount of allowance depends on the level of family income.

The implementation of the law will require about 8 billion soms. In 2017, 6. 31 billion soms are provided for the payment of state benefits.

According to the Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development Lunara Mamytova, today, 279,000 children from low-income families receive allowances. If the bill is adopted, the number of beneficiaries will increase to 660,000. If the law is adopted, it will enter into force in 2018.