Social assistance the Russians will decrease with increasing the minimum wage
MOSCOW, September 26 — RIA Novosti. Social assistance the Russians will decrease with increasing minimum wages, said Minister of labor and social protection Maxim Topilin during the discussion of the Federal budget in the state Duma.
“Of course, the social assistance will decrease, we will increase the minimum wage, and if people will get higher wages… turning to the social security Fund, none of them will qualify for social assistance, which is very good because people will be earning money on their own, and in no case should not say that we maintain social assistance, when we raise wages, we need to be careful, but pay twice, I think not worth it,” — said Topilin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the Russian government on 10 October submitted to the state Duma a bill to raise the minimum wage (SMIC) in two stages, the document published on the Kremlin website. Earlier, the government approved a bill to raise the minimum wage to a living wage and instructed to submit it to the state Duma. On the website of the Cabinet of Ministers noted that the adoption of the bill will allow to increase by 2019 the minimum wage to the subsistence minimum working age population in the whole of Russia and will promote wage increases of about 4.5 million workers, including 1.6 million public sector employees.