Within the next few days, a UAH 1,000 one-off assistance to pensioners and other vulnerable groups of the population, initiated by the President of Ukraine, will commence.
This was stated by the Minister of Social Policy Maryna Lazebna, commenting on the amendments approved by the Verkhovna Rada to the Law of Ukraine "On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2020".
"After the changes to the State Budget come in effect, it should take about 5 days to start payments," said Maryna Lazebna. "Parliament's decision provides the possibility to additionally direct more than UAH 10 billion to pay a lump sum of UAH 1,000 to more than 10.6 million people.
The Minister reminded that, in accordance with the procedure established by the Government, one-time assistance in the amount of UAH 1,000 will be received by seniors whose pension payment is under UAH 5,000 and citizens receiving state social assistance in connection with disability and age instead of a pension.
Moreover, Maryna Lazebna drew the attention of the elderly that pensioners who receive pensions on bank accounts will receive a lump sum of UAH 1,000 automatically, while those who receive a pension through Ukrposhta will get their compensation through a postman.