From May 1, all pensions will be indexed in Ukraine, said Minister of Social Policy Marina Lazebnaya.
In April, certain categories of pensioners will receive a lump sum payment in the amount of 1 thousand UAH. The Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine, Marina Lazebnaya, announced this evening on March 19 on the air of the Right to Water program on the 1 + 1 television channel.
“From April 1, we plan to give a lump-sum allowance for one thousand hryvnias to those pensioners whose pension does not reach five thousand hryvnias. In addition to such pensioners, we also have people with disabilities, children with disabilities, people with disabilities from childhood, social pensioners. We also add them to this category and they will also receive a thousand hryvnias, “the minister said.
Lazebnaya added that from May 1, all pensions will be indexed.
“Our main task is to make financially secure the people whom we advise today to isolate themselves, to take care of themselves, to stay at home. We have social workers, there are 40 thousand of them in Ukraine. They are mobilized, instructed, today they collect applications for medicines, for food packages, they We’re ready to help pay for housing and communal services. Therefore, we control this system, ”added Lazebnaya.
Former Ukrainian Minister of Social Policy Yulia Sokolovskaya submitted a plan for indexing pensions to Ukrainians and a pension strategy for the period up to 2023 on February 2. According to the strategy, if approved by the Verkhovna Rada, Ukrainians over 80 in 2020 will begin to receive, taking into account indexation, 700 UAH per month more. It is assumed that until 2023, pensions will increase by 1200 UAH.
On March 5, the new Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmygal announced that pensions would be indexed by the end of the year.
On March 6, the new Minister of Social Policy Lazebnaya said that pensions to Ukrainians in 2020 should increase by 11%.
March 18, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that in connection with the announcement of quarantine due to the spread of coronavirus infection, the government from April 1 will pay an additional 1,000 UAH to certain categories of pensioners.