The head of the Social Policy Ministry says the retirement age in Ukraine will not increase. However, a citizen must earn a certain term of service enough for retirement. The draft bill on the pension reform is ready.
In spring 2017, the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine plans to present a bill on pension reform to the Verkhovna Rada.
The final version of pension reform has not yet been developed. The Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine is considering various options and principles of reform. It will be possible to talk about the final version only after it is publicly discussed, considered by the Cabinet of Ministers, and submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Ukraine should return to unified rules of pension payments stipulating for their dependence on Pension Fund premiums paid by citizens.
The process of granting housing allowances for the current heating season (2016-2017) in Ukraine was completed Oct. 31, 2016.
The Cabinet of Ministers will support local budgets with 300 million hryvnia for new apartments for families of killed anti-terrorist operation (ATO) soldiers.
Over the past two years, 68 children died and 158 more received injuries as a result of Russia's aggression.
An additional 160 billion hryvnia (about $6.4 billion) would be required from the state budget to keep the rates of utility services at the current level.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine intends to increase the minimum wage to improve social security and consumer purchasing power.
The task of the Ukrainian government in the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund is to show that there are alternative solutions.
The Ukrainian government promises to fulfill all its commitments on social benefits and pensions, despite the difficult situation in the Pension Fund.
According to the Kyiv City and Regional State Administrations’ social protection departments, 1,783,696 persons or 1,445,739 families displaced from the Donbas and Crimea have been registered by the agency as of May 23, 2016.
The number of families that require rent and utility subsidies will reach 8 million after a single gas price for all categories of consumers is set on May 1.
After verification of benefits for single mothers, only 400 thousand women will receive enhanced welfare assistance compared to 600 thousand who receive it at the moment.