On December 7th, the Russian Ministry of Labor submitted a draft rule for calculating the average per capita income of citizens applying for free social services.
As MK learned, the authors of this document have proposed changing a piece of social security law that is used to calculate benefits. Today, members of a recipient’s family who live at home must be counted when calculating their average per capita income.
In accordance with the new procedure, the family will include the applicant and his or her partner and their children who are studying full-time or under the age of 23, including children under guardianship or guardianship of the applicant. The income of married adults, as well as the parents of the applicant, are not taken into account.
In addition, when calculating income, the family does not include people that are on full state support, military service personnel during active service without a contract, cadets at military universities without a contract, persons serving sentences in prison for more than 181 days per year, detainees undergoing compulsory treatment for more than 144 days per year, persons declared missing or dead by law enforcement agencies due to various reasons such as an active criminal case or kidnapping and extortion activities (without exception), as well as wanted people.
Additionally, due to the change in the methodology adopted by the Greek authorities in 2015 to calculate individual incomes via average per capita income instead of disposable income calculated according to family size, whereas previously they did not take into account spouses and non-married minor children spending money on rent or mortgage payments stemming from family homes courts decisions.
The way social services are now calculated will be changing. Now, the average of monthly income households within one month before your application will take into account. This recent change makes spousal income and child support more important to family unit status. If a household registration is submitted in January, then the income from December of last year to November this year will be used as a reference point taken into account when calculating how much you can receive.