A regular meeting of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, chaired by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, took place today.
The executive branch amended previous decisions to help pensioners and beneficiaries of social benefits for old age, disability and loss of breadwinner to overcome extreme poverty. It is proposed to establish the minimum pension at 28.6 thousand drams from January 1, 2022 (instead of 26.5 drams); the size of the military disability pension for ordinary military personnel of compulsory military service: the first group of disability 43 thousand drams (instead of 40 thousand drams), the second group of disability – 33 thousand drams (instead of 30 thousand drams), the third group of disability – 30 thousand drams (instead of 27 thousand drams); the size of the military pension in case of loss of the breadwinner for the family members of the deceased military personnel of the compulsory military service – 30 thousand drams (instead of 27 thousand drams). It is also proposed to increase the amount of benefits for age, disability and loss of breadwinner to 28.6 thousand drams (instead of 26.5 thousand drams), and benefits for children with disabilities – to 37 thousand drams (instead of 26.5 thousand drams). Another decision envisages increasing from January 1, 2022, benefits for childcare up to 2 years old to 28.6 thousand drams (the increase will be 2.1 thousand drams), and in rural areas the allowance paid to parents will be set at 57.2 thousand drams.
The government has carried out a redistribution in the state budget, amended one of the previous decisions to ensure the fulfillment of financial obligations within the framework of the first and second measures to neutralize the economic consequences of the coronavirus and the decision “On establishing the maximum threshold of actual interest rates and preferential conditions for certain by a number of decrees of the Government of the Republic of Armenia loans or leasing ”. In general, it is proposed to additionally allocate 8,015,504.4 thousand drams for these activities, of which 6,925,574.6 thousand drams from tax revenues, and 1089,929.8 thousand drams – through redistribution.
Touching upon the decision, Nikol Pashinyan noted that more than 25 measures were taken to neutralize the economic consequences of the coronavirus and support business and citizens. “The coronavirus epidemic continues, but we must revise the content of these programs to match the current reality. Of course, there will be programs that we will not see the need to continue. There are also programs that, although they were designed to respond to a crisis situation, in general they can work as an effective economic incentive. And in this regard, it is very important that we revise the programs and update their content, ”the Prime Minister said.
Press Office of the Prime Minister of Armenia
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