Russia Expands Possibilities When Using Maternity Capital

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Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

1st January, 2016


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The law allowing for the use of maternity capital for the rehabilitation of children with disabilities, is in force in the Russian Federation from 1 January 2016. According to the draft law, the right to maternity capital will help families up to 31 December 2018 who have conceived or adopted a second child or subsequent children.

“A federal law will provide the establishment of opportunities for families with children with disabilities, to give them compensation costs for the purchase of goods and services for children with disabilities for their social adaptation,” – said a report on the results of the Ministry of Labour in 2015

It was developed from a draft resolution of the government of the Russian Federation. Also in 2015, a law was passed that established the possibilities of citizens who have the right to maternity capital via lump sum payments at the expense of means of maternity capital of 20 thousand roubles. According to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, by 1st December 2015, the territorial Department of the FIU had received 1,842 million applications for lump sum payments at the expense of means of the maternity capital to the amount 36,34 billion. It is noted that the accounts of the citizens totals more than 33 billion rubles.

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