YEREVAN, January 30. /ARKA/. At its regular Thursday’s meeting, the Armenian government set sizes of family and other social benefits.
Labor and Social Affairs Minister Artem Asatryan, presenting the package to the Cabinet ministers, said the ministry proposes to set basic component of the family benefit at 16,000 drams in 2014 with extra 5,500 to 8,000 drams (depending on social insecurity degree and the number of children in a family) for each child under 18 in border and mountainous villages.
The minister said the family’s income and other indirect indicators, including possession of a car, engagement in entrepreneurship, immovable property deals and electric power consumption, will be taken into account in deciding social insecurity degrees.
Belonging to vulnerable social categories, such as the disabled, orphans, the unemployed and single pensioners, will be taken into consideration as well along with housing. For example, those people residing in portable cabins, unfit houses or hostels with not privatized rooms in quake stricken areas will have larger benefits. ($1 – AMD 409.03). -0---