Out of 12 million Ukrainian retirees, 8.5 million receive pension payments in the amount of living wage.
The minimum wage and subsistence level for able-bodied persons went up by 150 hryvnia or 10.3 percent, up to 1,600 hryvnia (about $60) on Dec. 1.
Ukraine’s government has amended the order of calculating subsidies that cover utility payments for citizens.
Due to increase in minimum subsistence, more than 80 types of social payments, aids, compensations, maintenance allowances will go up.
The Ministry of Social Policy calculated the minimal subsistence level in August prices. It constituted 1,097 hryvnias per person a month (125 USD).
Is it fair that the subsistence level a month is 1,002 hryvnias and the expenses related to the President are 4 million hryvnias per day?