The government of Sverdlovsk recently reported that the Sverdlovsk region increased its social payments and benefits starting Jan. 1.
The change applies to both regional and federal budgets. The budget set aside for compensations, benefits and social support is estimated to be approximately $442 million U.S., which is $86 million more than in the previous year.
Families with children, whether through natural birth, adoption or foster care, will receive benefits. More benefits will be given to families of war veterans. Mothers with many children will also receive money and the “Parent Valor” award from the Sverdlovsk region.
There are 35,618 large families living in the Middle Urals alone. These families have two times as many children in 2014 as they did in 2009. In 2014, 234 mothers received the Parent Valor award.
The Regional Ministry of Social Policy states that each child receives a sum of money at birth. Now that sum will increase to approximately $263.
In 2014, first born children received $46 each month. Any other children received $95 every month.
In contrast, in 2015 the first child’s minimum monthly allowance will be $49. Second-born children and beyond will receive $98 each month.
Of the 2,400 families living in the capital, 81 percent requested forms to construct their own homes. Of those 8.6 percent of the families bought cottages or gardens, and 8 percent used their funds for education. And 2.4 percent used the money to pay for medical needs.
Additionally, this year’s regional budget will be used to further enforce 70 regional laws and pay over 140 compensations and benefits.