At a regular meeting on July 7, the Cabinet of Ministers supported an initiative to increase social assistance to certain categories of citizens.
According to Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, from January 1, 2022, in particular, it is planned to increase the amount of benefits for children with serious illnesses who have not been diagnosed as disabled.
"It is also proposed to award scholarships to children of victims of the Revolution of Dignity, combatants or people with disabilities as a result of the war, and to assign state social assistance and assistance to single mothers without reducing its size if the employment center cannot offer them workplace," the Head of Government explained.
In addition, the Cabinet of Ministers has approved a by-law that will ensure equal rights for mothers and fathers to receive childcare leave. According to the Prime Minister, the document provides for the guarantee of the right to leave at the birth of a child to his/her father, grandparents or other adult relative, if the mother or father is a single parent.