In November 2013 Belarus raises child care allowance. The information is provided by the Population, Gender and Family Policy Department of the Labour and Social Security Ministry.
From November,1 2013 to January, 31 2014 the child care allowance will be counted to the average salary over the third quarter 2013. According to the National Statistics Committee, the average salary in July-September 2013 made Br 5,460,345. Respectively, in November 2013 the child care allowance for kids under three years old will go up to make: Br1,911,100 for a first-born kid, Br2,184,100 – for a second-born kid and every next-born baby. The child care allowance for a disabled child under three years old will make Br2,457,200.
Those who live on the radioactively contaminated areas with the right of subsequent resettlement or with the right of resettlement will get the child care allowance in amount of 150% to the sum stated by the law.
The Council of Ministers’ Resolution of 29 October 2013 has approved the general per capita living wage and living wages. The average per capita living wage will make up Br1,047,530 on November,1, up by 2.1% compared to the period from August,1 to October,31 when it equaled Br1,026,290. Several types of welfare payments to families with children will rise commensurately with the living wage.
The lump-sum grant for a first-born child (10 general per capita living wages) will make Br10,475,300 starting from November 2013. The lump-sum grant for a second-born child and next-born kids will make Br14,665,400 (14 general per capita living wages).
The lump-sum grant for the women registered with pregnancy of under 12 weeks will make Br1,047,500 (100% to the general per capita living wage).
Monthly benefits for children after three years old from special family categories stated by the law will make: for a disabled child - Br733,300 (70% to the general per capita living wage), for other children in the family - Br523,800 (50% to the general per capita living wage). Monthly child care allowance for disabled children under 18 will make Br1,047,500 (100% to the general per capita living wage); monthly benefits for HIV infected children under 18 years old will make Br733,300 (70% to the general per capita living wage).