The Government has increased social assistance for orphans and children deprived of parental care, as well as for children with disabilities being raised in orphanages and by foster families.
In 2020, under its decision the Government will increase:
- the amount of assistance for orphaned children and children deprived of parental care from 2 to 2.5 subsistence minimums- which is an additional over UAH 1,000 per month per one child;
- the amount of allowance for children with disabilities being raised in orphanages and foster homes from 2 to 3.5 subsistence minimums which is an additional over UAH 3,000 per month per one such child;
- the financial support for foster parents by 30% per each foster child. From now on, this allowance makes up 1 subsistence wage level for children of the appropriate age.