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Payments for children and supplements to pensions: what has changed in Russia since May 1

In Russia, several innovations came into force on May 1: they began accepting applications for payments for children, expanded the grounds for fathers to receive maternity capital, and also indexed pensions for certain categories of citizens.

New allowance for children

Pension Fund Russia starts accepting applications for a new payment for children from 8 to 17 years old for low-income families from May 1. The application will be considered within 10 working days, but in some situations the consideration period may be extended – in this case, the family will be notified of this.

AT FIU previously reported that its branches will work on the May holidays to accept applications for payment.

The president of Russia proposed to establish a payment for children from 8 to 17 years old for families with low incomes Vladimir Putin. As the Minister of Labor and Social Protection explained Anton Kotyakov, the basic amount of the payment will be 50% of the regional subsistence minimum per child, which is about 6150 rubles. If the family income after that still remains less than the subsistence minimum, the allowance will be assigned in the amount of 75% of the regional subsistence minimum. If after that the family income remains less than the regional subsistence level, the allowance will be assigned in the amount of 100% of this indicator.

Parents of more than five million children will be able to receive benefits. The payment is assigned to families whose average per capita income is less than the subsistence minimum per person. When assigning the allowance, a comprehensive needs assessment will be carried out. The allowance is assigned immediately for a year.

Getting mother capital by fathers

Since May 1, the grounds for receiving maternity capital by fathers have also been expanded; Putin signed the corresponding law on April 30.

The document extends the right to additional state support measures to men who are single-handedly raising a second, third child or subsequent children born after January 1, 2007, as well as the first child born after January 1, 2020, who have Russian citizenship, in the event of the death of a mother who is not was a Russian.

The law also provides for the right to additional measures of state support for children in equal shares in the event of the death of a man raising children alone.

Veterans’ pensions and payments

Starting May 1, the amount of additional payments to the pensions of pilots and miners who have the necessary special experience for this will be adjusted. Adjustments are made quarterly. The amount of the additional payment is determined individually, taking into account the average earnings per month and the duration of the special experience. On average in the country, additional payments to pilots exceed 12,000 rubles a month, and to miners – about 4,000 rubles.

The surcharge is received only by those who no longer work in privileged specialties that give them the right to receive it. Recalculation is carried out automatically according to the information available in the FIU.

In addition, the annual bonus to the pension for the Victory Day in May will continue to accrue to the participants and invalids of the Great Patriotic War. Its size is 10 thousand rubles.

This surcharge has been accrued annually since 2019. According to a decree signed by Putin on April 30, this year the allowance will also be received by disabled people and veterans of the Great Patriotic War living in DNR, LC and in the liberated territories Ukraine.

Prohibition on writing off social benefits

Social payments initiated by the president and the government, from May 1, can no longer be written off for repayment of loans and as part of enforcement proceedings. Exceptions will be cases if the borrower himself agreed to this.

Also, payments to the poor as part of the provision of state social assistance will be protected from write-off.

Preferential mortgage

From May 1, banks will begin issuing preferential mortgages at a reduced rate of 9%. The costs for these purposes in 2022-2033 are estimated at 461 billion rubles.

Maximum loan amount for Moscow and Moscow region, Petersburg and Leningrad region is 12 million rubles, for other regions – up to 6 million rubles.

Increasing the maximum transaction amount in the SBP

From May 1, the maximum amount of one transaction in the Faster Payments System (FPS) has been increased to 1 million rubles.

As the Bank of Russia explained earlier, such a step will allow citizens to make instant transfers and pay for purchases and services through the FPS for larger amounts. The buyer just needs to scan the QR code and confirm the payment in his mobile bank. In addition, merchants will be able to reduce the costs of accepting non-cash payments, since bank fees for accepting payments through the system are 2.5-3 times lower than acquiring fees.

At the same time, the minimum limit of transfers in the SBP per day, which banks can set for their clients, remains at a level of at least 150 thousand rubles. The limit of free transfers per month is also still 100,000 rubles.

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