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Supporting children and parents will remain one of the city’s priorities.

Payments from the capital’s budget to families with children in 2021 will grow by 3.7 percent. More than 76 billion rubles are planned to be allocated for their social support, which is 17.1 percent more than in 2020. It’s in the project new budget, Which was discussed at a meeting of the Moscow City Duma.

Social support for Muscovites includes direct cash payments, discounts on public transport and utility bills, as well as assistance in difficult life situations. City benefits are paid today for almost 615 thousand children who live in 298 thousand families.

“Children born in Moscow, regardless of where their parents live, receive a gift set“ Our Treasure ”of 44 things necessary in the first months of life, or a one-time monetary compensation in the amount of 20 thousand rubles for the purchase of children’s goods. Families in difficult life situations have access to targeted social assistance in the form of electronic certificates for the purchase of children’s goods, food, household items, ”said Ekaterina Berber, deputy head of the Moscow

Department of Labor and Social Protection.

According to her, in 2020, despite the pandemic, families received and continue to receive all social benefits. “Many social services, including the support of Moscow families, were forced to switch to a remote format. But this did not prevent the provision of timely and comprehensive assistance to the residents of the capital. In 2021, comprehensive support for children and parents will continue to be a priority in the work of the Moscow Government, “added Ekaterina Berber.

To support low-income families, about one hundred billion rubles were allocated from the budget for the next three years. Families with low incomes, where there are children under three years old, are paid 10.9 thousand rubles per child every month. Single mothers and families in which one of the parents does not pay alimony or does military service on conscription are entitled to an allowance of 16.4 thousand rubles. The payment for children from three to seven years old is equal to half of the child’s subsistence minimum, which is 7725 rubles.

There are other social benefits for families with many children. For example, they have the primary right to a place for a child in kindergarten. At school, children receive free two meals a day. In addition, once a year, the city allocates 10,560 rubles for a uniform for each student from a large family. In addition, they receive a discount on utility services, overhaul payments, the right to free travel for children and one parent in public transport and free parking.

Incomplete families and large families, single parents and pregnant women who find themselves in difficult life situations can turn to 29 Moscow organizations for help. There are 26 “My Family Centers” operating in different districts of the city, as well as the Crisis Center for Helping Women and Children, and the social rehabilitation centers for minors “Vozrozhdenie” and “Altufevo”. Psychologists, lawyers and other experts work with each family on an individual plan.

Sergei Sobyanin signed a decree on simplifying the procedure for obtaining preferential status for large familiesIn 2021, the network of “My Social Centers” is planned to be expanded more than three times

In general, the Moscow budget for 2021 will remain socially oriented… Maintaining its obligations to residents, the city will continue to channel funds for the implementation of the most important development programs for the capital. The construction of the metro, roads, railway lines and other large infrastructure facilities in the capital will continue to be financed in full.

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