Russian Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, signed a decree according to which more than 8.8 billion rubles will be allocated to families with children from 3 to 7 years old, the press service of the Russian government reports.
The benefits that families with children from 3 to 7 years old receive every month were introduced on January 1, 2020, and the payments began to be issued on June 1 of this year. The need for additional funding is associated with an increase in the number of children whose parents are eligible for payment, in particular, low-income families. It is specified that there are already more than 3.8 million of them in Russia. The amount of the allowance is 50 per cent of the regional subsistence minimum per child, which is approximately 5.5 thousand rubles a month, depending on the region.