In 2023, social benefits amounting to UAH 450.1 billion were fully funded from the State Budget, including UAH 41.6 billion in December.
The funds were allocated as follows:
In 2023, more than 5 million people received social benefits, social scholarships, and compensations, including internally displaced persons, families with children, low-income families, families in difficult life circumstances, and citizens affected by the Chornobyl disaster.
“Last year, the Government fully ensured the fulfilment of its social obligations by financing pensions, additional payments and allowances at the expense of international assistance from our donors. This year, social support is also one of the state’s priorities, with UAH 469.4 billion allocated for social protection, which is UAH 8.7 billion more than in 2023. At the same time, pensions and IDP benefits will continue to be paid, as well as social protection for people with disabilities, including prosthetic and orthopaedic devices and rehabilitation aids, and other payments. Despite the martial law, we continue to guarantee social support to our citizens in full", Deputy Minister of Finance Roman Yermolychev commented.