Russian Finance Ministry proposes to introduce a new Handbook on poverty, said in an interview to”Rossiyskaya Gazeta” first Deputy Finance Minister Tatyana Nesterenko. According to her, the statistics for the financial support in greatest need families with children under 16, especially families with two or more children and one working parent.
“Today it would be right for us to move on to the application of the principle of neediness in the appointment of private social benefits, and to discuss the possibility of introducing new types of benefits – benefits for poverty,” said an official.
However, it will have to legally define the concept of “neediness in measures of social support”, a single criterion, the order of evaluation of the income and property of families or single people, the circle of persons related to members of the family. And to increase the transparency of such measures of state support.
The Deputy Minister also noted that these proposals were not reflected in the draft budget for the next three years. “Changes in this direction in budget projections is not provided,” she explained.