The Government continues to work to improve access to state social services to ensure them being fast and easy for people. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal stated during a regular meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on November 11.
On the outcomes of the meeting, a decision was adopted to launch a pilot project of the Unified Information System of the Social Sphere.
The Head of Government reminded that the strategy on digitalization of the social sphere had recently been approved, and the creation of the Unified Information System of the Social Sphere had been one of its important points.
According to the Prime Minister, the project envisages the creation of a single centralized base of the social sphere through the integration of all registers, thereby becoming a single register of recipients of social services of the state. Also, the pilot project should eliminate duplication of processes and functions in the social sphere.
"It is rather important that such a conservative sphere as the social one will be transferred to electronic document management. All this should increase the efficiency of the social sphere and help increase the support of those who really need it," said Denys Shmyhal.
Another step, according to the Prime Minister, which the Government is taking to simplify the work of the social sphere is the introduction of the "Single Appeal" policy regarding the issue of assigning pensions. The relevant decision was supported by the Cabinet of Ministers during the meeting.
Denys Shmyhal stressed that from now on the policy of one appeal should work, when a person simply appeals to the Pension Fund, and then at the request of the Fund or social protection bodies, a relevant bank account will be opened.
"We want Ukrainian pensioners to spend less time in queues, face less bureaucracy and cumbersome procedures," the Head of Government said.