A single child benefit will be introduced for those under 18 years old

A single child benefit will be introduced for those under 18 years old

On August 11, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree "On measures to provide material assistance to low-income families and further expand the scale of the fight against poverty".

Key changes:

From September 1, 2021:

In practice, low-income families will receive a single child allowance instead of a child benefit for children under 14 and a childcare allowance for children under 2 years of age.

- The age limit for children will be increased from 14 to 18 years;
- Payment period is extended from 6 to 12 months;
- The amount of benefits is determined based on the number of children in the family;

Financial assistance is provided to low-income families who do not have children or whose children are over 18 years old.

The following new amounts of child benefits and financial assistance to low-income families are set:

Family allowance for children:

- for one child from 3 to 18 years old - 250,000 soums (+56,000 soums);
- for one small child under 3 years - 325,000 soums (+131,000 soums);
- additional for the second child - 150,000 soums (+186,000 soums);
- for each third and subsequent child - more than 100,000 soums (more than the current 190,000 soums to 290,000 soums);

The amount of financial assistance is 380,000 soums.

From 1 January 2022, the Minimum Consumer Spending will be used as a measure of poverty as well as a measure of monthly income per capita.

The State Statistics Committee will publish the Minimum Consumer Spending figures every year until January 20, based on the inflation rate from 2022 onwards.

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