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".
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.