Supporting the most vulnerable segments of the population amid a pandemic is a challenge that has become the basis of the Government's action. This was emphasized by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal during a regular meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on December 29.
According to Denys Shmyhal, this year the Government has increased payments to various categories of pensioners 10 times.
"The minimum benefits for those with full experience have been upped twice. Indexation was carried out for both unemployed and working pensioners. Surcharges for military retirees have been significantly increased, as well as minimum pensions for Chornobyl victims. For the second year in a row, Ukrainian pensioners are being paid extra benefits for their age," the Prime Minister said.
The Head of Government stressed that since December the average pension in Ukraine had reached almost UAH 4,000, while the minimum wage made up UAH 6,500.
Denys Shmyhal also noted that subsidy support for people had been significantly improved, and at the same time the reform of subsidy monetization - completed.