Russian families with school-age children will receive 10,000 rubles each in August, 2021, before the start of the new school year, rbc reports. From July 2021, pregnant women in a difficult financial situation will receive 6,350 rubles a month and children from single-parent families will be able to get 5,650 rubles.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin, instructed the government in August before the new academic year to pay a lump sum of 10 thousand rubles to families with children between the ages of 6 and 18. He also instructed the government from July 1 to ensure a monthly payment in the amount of half of the subsistence minimum for certain categories of pregnant women. According to the order, the payment will be received by those whose pregnancy period is 6 or more weeks, if they have registered for medical records in the early stages, and the size of the average per capita income of their family does not exceed the subsistence level.
In addition, the head of state instructed to provide similar payments to children aged 8 to 17 who live in families with a single parent or families that do not receive alimony required by the court. Thus, children from single-parent families will be paid 5,650 rubles monthly and pregnant women will get an average of 6,350 rubles every month during the pregnancy. In addition, Putin demanded to pay 100 per cent of sick leave for childcare up to seven years inclusive. The list of instructions is published on the Kremlin’s official website.