In February 2015 Belarus raises child care allowance. The lump-sum grant for a first-born child (10 general per capita living wages) will make Br14,281,000 starting from February 2015. The lump-sum grant for a second-born child and next-born kids will make BrBr19,993,400. The lump-sum grant for the women registered with pregnancy of under 12 weeks will make Br1, 428,100 (100% to the general per capita living wage).
The Council of Ministers has approved the new general per capita living wage and living wages. Starting from 1 February 2015 to 30 April 2015 it will make up Br1,428,100 per month. It's up by 2.3% compared to the period from November, 1 to January, 31. Several types of welfare payments to families with children will rise commensurately with the living wage.
The child monthly care allowance for children over 3 from certain types of families, will make up Br999,700 for a disabled child (70% of a general per capita living wage), and Br714,050 - for other children (50% of a general per capita living wage). The child monthly care allowance for a disabled child under 18 will make up Br1,428,000 (100% of a general per capita living wage); the child monthly care allowance for a HIV-infected child under 18 - Br999,700 (70% of a a general per capita living wage).
From January 1, 2013, according to the amendments to the law "On State Care Allowance for Families with Children", the allowance for children under 3 years old differs depending on the number of children raised in a family. It makes up 35% of Republic's average monthly salary for a first child, and 40% - for a second-born child and next-born kids. The allowance for a disabled child makes 45% of average monthly salary and does not depend on children's birth order.
Within February 1 and April 30 of this year this allowance is calculated according to the monthly wages in the fourth quarter of 2014 that made Br6,460,634. Thus, from February 1 to April 30 the child monthly care allowance for children under 3 years old will make up Br2,261,200 for a first-born child, Br2,584,300 - for a second-born child and next-born kids, and Br2,907,300 - for a disabled child under 3.
Those who live in the radioactively contaminated areas with the right of subsequent resettlement or with the right of resettlement will get the child care allowance for a child under 3 years old in amount of 150% to the sum stated by the law.