The labour Ministry has proposed to consider the property of citizens when applying for social assistance

Минтруд предложил учитывать имущество граждан при обращении за соцпомощью

Ministry of labour encourages the regions to take into account the property of citizens when they are applying for state social assistance, the press service of the Ministry.

It is noted that the draft recommendations for the assessment of needs and establishment of need criteria in the provision of bodies of state power of subjects of the Russian Federation and bodies of local self-government measures of social support were considered at the meeting of the Public Council at the Ministry of labour.

According to the press service of the Ministry, in the draft document included recommendations for the calculation of the total subsistence of the family (a citizen living alone), for the calculation of the cumulative income of a family (a citizen living alone) and assessment of the needs of the family (a citizen living alone) for the provision of social support.

“When assessing needs in social support measures, the Ministry of labor encourages the regions to consider including property of members of the family (a citizen living alone): residential premises, land plots, transport vehicles, agricultural machinery and other”, — stated in the message.

It is also emphasized that the development of the recommendations has been the experience of many countries and several regions of the Russian Federation on the calculation of income for social assistance. It is planned that guidelines will be approved before the end of the year.

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