Oct 12, 2020
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Parents of children under 14 are offered to pay a “coronavirus” benefit

A bill on payments of benefits to parents of schoolchildren under 14 was proposed by the State Duma deputies. We are talking about those students who ended up on a forced vacation due to illness.

The law now provides for payments to parents for a child under the age of seven. Parents of older children are deprived of such help, explains one of the authors of the initiative, head of the committee for labor, social policy and veterans affairs Yaroslav Nilov in his Telegram channel.

In the event of the introduction of unscheduled vacations during quarantine due to a difficult epidemiological situation, parents of schoolchildren under 14 years of age do not receive benefits and are forced to “solve the problem of caring for children and ensuring their safety during vacations,” says the explanatory note to the bill.

Parents of schoolchildren under the age of 14 cannot even agree with the employer on the provision of unscheduled leave without pay, since it is provided only to single parents or if there are two or more children in the family.

The new bill, if adopted, will allow the payment of temporary disability benefits to parents of children who are on vacation due to the pandemic.

Earlier reported that Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed an order on the allocation of funds for payments to families with children from three to seven years old. Additional funding is needed due to the increase in the number of children whose parents are eligible for benefits.

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