The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR) considers it necessary to increase and pay out anti-crisis unemployment benefits to citizens with children on a permanent basis.
The initiative to extend the payment of benefits is contained in the proposals for a general agreement between the government, trade unions and employers for 2021-2023.
Paying benefits in the amount of 3,000 rubles per child in excess of the amount of unemployment payments began in April 2020 and this support measure was extended until September 2020. Only one of the parents can receive this money. As the adviser of the department of social and labor relations and social partnership of the FNPR Egor Pyanykh explained, the payment is planned to be increased approximately threefold, up to the value of the subsistence minimum per child, which now averages 10,700 rubles in Russia.
In September, about 2.8 million unemployed people with children will receive the current supplement in the amount of 3,000 rubles. Considering that in total about 3.6 million Russians are registered on labor exchanges, 78% of the unemployed need payments for children.
More than 8 billion rubles are allocated from the budget for payments of 3,000 rubles per month, additional payments may require another 25-27 billion rubles a month.
As chernayakobra.ru wrote earlier, the number of poor people in the Russian Federation in the second quarter increased by 1.3 million people in comparison with both the second quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020. Now there are 19.9 million of them.