The benefit of the firstborn: Russia will pay for the birth of the first child

© Depositphotos / AntonLozovoyМама with the child. Archival photoThe benefit of the firstborn: Russia will pay for the birth of the first child© Depositphotos / AntonLozovoy

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a number of initiatives in the socio-demographic sphere in particular, he mentioned the monthly payment for the birth of the first child up to six years.

The Russian leader noted that a monthly cash payment to parents for the first child will be set in Russia in 2018. The payoff amount will be calculated from the size of the subsistence minimum of the child, established in the subject. On average, next year this amount will be 10 523 rubles. In the next two years is expected to increase in the amount of about 300 rubles 10 836 11 and 143 million, respectively. The costs for the implementation of these measures will be for three years, almost 145 billion rubles.

An important decision

The head of the Commission of Public chamber (OP) on the support of family, motherhood and childhood Diana Gurtskaya among all voiced by the Russian leader measures to support families and encourage fertility, said this initiative.

«I’m sure that for many it will be a weighty reason not to put motherhood ahead of career goals,» explained Gurtskaya RIA Novosti.

According to her, specific measures to support families to stimulate the birth rate — it «a serious result of the implementation of the National strategy of actions in interests of children».

The first Deputy Chairman of the faction «United Russia» Andrei Isayev also stressed the importance of this decision.

«Very properly chosen category from zero to one and a half because the family, where children from three to seven years, the problem is largely solved thanks to the program «kindergartens — to children», but just as the mother does not work, remains at home, receiving benefits, not wages, but wants, for example, start working early, — assistance in this case, the most effective, most important. This is the most sensitive in this case so far,» he said.

Extending netcapital

The President also extend the maternity capital program, which was to be completed at the end of next year, until 2021. Putin also proposed to introduce additional possibilities of use of matkapital.

«Funds from the maternal capital can be obtained in the form of monthly payments to those families that are in need,» — said the Russian leader.

He noted that the approach to this issue will be addressed. In addition, it is now possible to use maternity capital for payment of preschool education, but rather to pay for the care and supervision of a child already at two months of age.

«I know that the relevance of this measure is very large, in particular, the mother after the birth of a child will be able to continue work or education,» Putin explained.

Repair of buildings clinics

Speaking at the meeting, Putin also touched on the issue of the status of children’s clinics. According to the calculations of the President, reconstruction, overhaul and retrofit equipment may require more than 50 billion rubles.
Putin also believes that even with the aid to the regions they will not be able to perform these activities only for their money.

«So in the next three years the main part of this amount, 10 billion rubles a year, will provide the Federal budget», — said the President.

In addition, the Russian leader called on the government and the regions for operational testing detailed schedule of the reconstruction and overhaul of children’s clinics, including outpatient departments of hospitals. The President considers necessary adoption of co-financing and selection rules clinics, while taking into account the readiness of the project documentation and the seriousness of the problem.

Order of Putin supported the Minister of health Veronika Skvortsova. According to her, the clinic buildings are in need of «significant upgrade.»

«The task that was given by the President to prepare the program for the reconstruction, overhaul, construction of new clinics, we strongly support», — said Skvortsova.

The Minister of health commented on Putin’s proposal on improvement of a demographic situation, describing them as full and comprehensive.

Special mortgage

Putin proposed to introduce a special mortgage programme for families from 1 January 2018 born second or third child. When buying housing on the primary market or the refinancing of previously obtained mortgage loans, these families will be eligible for government subsidies of interest rates over 6% per annum.

Experts and politicians praised the initiative of Putin.

The Chairman of the Duma Committee on financial market Anatoly Aksakov called proposed by the RF President program «good and absolutely correct». In his view, the program will meet the huge demand among such families, and among banks.

The benefit of the firstborn: Russia will pay for the birth of the first child© Fotolia / MartinanВ Russia are developing new measures to support families with children»it is also beneficial to the Banks. They will receive money from the budget, and since this is still a good mortgage product, there is the good, the banks are to work with him», — concluded the MP.

In turn, the head of the analytical center CYANOGEN expressed the view that for families with two or more children in apartment buildings can become 7-8% more affordable.

In addition, according to the expert, the increased availability of mortgage may increase the demand for two-bedroom apartments, which are due to the high popularity of one-bedroom and studios often remain unsold.