Golikova: the maximum size of unemployment benefits may reach the subsistence level
According to the Vice Prime Minister, also planned to increase financial support for active employment programmes.
MOSCOW, July 12. /TASS/. The government plans to increase the maximum size of the unemployment benefit to the subsistence minimum of able-bodied citizen. About it on air of radio “Komsomolskaya Pravda” reported Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova.
“We are now preparing a bill that would revise the minimum and maximum sizes of the unemployment benefit. We believe that the maximum allowance shall be equal to the subsistence minimum of able-bodied citizen. Now think about what period should it be paid unemployment benefits”, she said.
According to Golikova, also planned to increase financial support for active employment programmes (programmes of retraining), oriented on assistance to citizens of preretirement age.
“In recent years, given the fact that the unemployment rate is low, the region and implement them in the active form. But we’re giving an additional resource to target them to the subject they worked with this group (of citizens approaching retirement age — approx. TASS), as we see through the system of employment services and Fes those risks and impairments that occur,” — said Golikova.
Earlier, the Ministry of labour and social protection of the Russian Federation announced about the beginning of the development of the bill, which will simplify the assignment of unemployment benefits and to increase its size. According to the Ministry of labor, the planned date for the introduction of a draft regulatory legal act in force January 2019.