Lately, offers of various payments have been pouring in from a cornucopia. This time it will be about pension supplements. Consideration of the bill on payments to citizens whose childhood fell on the years of the Great Patriotic War will take place in 2022. The deputies proposed to transfer 3 thousand rubles a month to the accounts of the “children of the Great Patriotic War”. Natalya Milchakova, Deputy Head of IAC Alpari, assessed the possibility of implementing the initiative and also told how many budgetary funds would be required for this.
– The bill cannot be passed, apparently, due to the fact that there are other socially vulnerable groups of the population who also need material support. The formal reason why this bill is stalled is that many of the so-called children of war (that is, people born in the period from June 22, 1928, to May 9, 1945) are already receiving benefits or cash benefits from the state on other grounds, for example, disability.
– Who is entitled to such payments? How Much Budgetary Funds May Be Required?
– Approximately 13.4 million Russians can claim such payments. If we proceed from the pensioner’s subsistence minimum, as well as from the proposed payment ratio of 30% of the subsistence minimum in Russia for 2021, then for each “child of war” there will be a payment of about 3,000 rubles (if these payments were made today). In total, almost 500 billion rubles a year would have to be spent on such additional payment. This is quite a significant amount for the budget. But to some extent, we are all indebted to the “children of war”, given what they had to endure, so it is ugly and immoral to shelter this bill again and pretend that nothing happened.
– Assess the likelihood of this initiative being implemented.
– The state can decide to take such a step if the bill is well developed and if some unforeseen difficulties do not appear, for example, a new wave of the coronavirus pandemic.