What types of child benefits are provided in Ukraine? How to calculate the amount of maternity benefits? When is antenatal care paid? How much do they pay in Ukraine for the birth of their second, third child? Will there be an increase in childbirth payments in 2019? What is the size of care for single mothers? How to get alimony from the state if the father does not give money for a child? What is the amount of the allowance paid to orphans and disabled children? What is the survivor’s pension in 2019? All these and many other important questions will be answered by the Legal portal of Ukraine.
Ukrainian legislation establishes the right of families in which minor children are brought up and live to receive state assistance.
Most social benefits depend on the subsistence minimum, the average of which in 2019 is set at: from January 1 – UAH 1853, from May 1 – UAH 1936, from December 1 – UAH 2027.
In addition, the Law of Ukraine “On the State Budget for 2019” establishes the following living standards for the main social and demographic groups of the population:
The procedure for the appointment and payment of social benefits in connection with pregnancy and childbirth is carried out in accordance with Section 2 of the Law of Ukraine “On State Assistance to Families with Children.” Pregnant women (including minors) who are not insured in the system of obligatory state social insurance have the right to financial assistance, namely:
- women dismissed in connection with the liquidation of the company (subject to dismissal from work no earlier than 6 months prior to the acquisition of the right to receive benefits)
- entrepreneurs who do not pay premiums to the Social Security Fund
- graduate students, doctoral students, clinical interns, students of universities and vocational schools
- women soldiers (MAT, SSU, State Border Service, police and
Prenatal and postpartum payments are assigned to women in childbirth, if the appeal for them was followed no later than six months after the end of the maternity leave. Payments are made in full at one time,
According to the legislation, the allowance is provided in the amount of 100% of the average monthly income of a woman (salary, cash security, scholarship, unemployment allowance and
Thus, the size of maternity assistance in 2019 will be:
- for 126
Read more aboutmaternity benefits in Ukraine for 2019.
In 2019, an increase in the amount of assistance for the birth of a child may occur in Ukraine (several laws on raising the amount of payments to the first, second and third children are in the VRU). To date, monetary support from the state is provided to parents who apply to the Department of Social Welfare (USZN) within the statutory period (1 year from the date of birth of the child).
The total amount of maternity payments is 41 280 hryvnia. However, it’s impossible to immediately receive the full amount of the cash allowance from parents because children’s are paid in two stages. The first one-time assistance (UAH 10,320) is credited to the bank account of the mother or father 1-2 months after the registration of the allowance. The second stage – the remaining amount (30 960 hryvnia) is paid in equal parts (860 UAH.) For three years.
More details about childbirth payment (order of receipt).
Allowance for single mothers
The provision of cash benefits for single mothers’ children is regulated by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On Approval of the Procedure for Assigning and Paying Government Assistance to Families with Children”. The amount of payments in 2019 was not increased and, as before, makes the difference between 100% of the subsistence minimum for a child of a corresponding age and the average monthly total family income per person for the previous six months. Maximum amount of assistance to single mothers:
Read more about payments to single mothers (calculation of benefits).
Allowance for children whose parents evade paying alimony
Temporary state assistance to children whose parents evade paying alimony is assigned to a child under 18 years of age. Alimony from the state is provided in an amount equal to the difference between 50% of the PM for a child of the appropriate age and the average monthly total family income per person for the previous 6 months. Thus, the maximum amount of cash assistance to a child, if the father (mother) does not pay child support, in 2019 is:
- children under 6 years old: with
More about child support from the state (size and conditions of appointment).
Allowance for disabled children
The right of children with disabilities to receive cash benefits is regulated by the Law of Ukraine “On State Social Assistance to Persons with Disabilities from Childhood and Disabled Children”. The amount of financial assistance is set as a percentage of the subsistence minimum for disabled citizens. The amount of payment for a disabled child in Ukraine in 2019:
Handbook of guardianship
In accordance with the law, children who due to the death of parents, deprivation of their parental rights, illness of the parents or for other reasons were left without parental care and received the status of an orphaned child or child deprived of parental care are eligible for state benefits. Cash assistance is assigned and paid to the official guardians or custodians of the child. The amount of the allowance for guardianship and trusteeship in 2019 is 2 living wages:
- for children up to 6 years: with
Please note that when you receive a child’s pension, alimony, scholarship, state aid (except for social assistance for disabled children), the amount of the child’s allowance for guardianship or guardianship is defined as the difference between the two PMs and the amount of the pension, child support, scholarships, state aid.
The pension in connection with the loss of the breadwinner is assigned on the conditions provided for by the Law of Ukraine “On Compulsory State Pension Insurance”. In this case, the size of the pension for the loss of the breadwinner depends on the insurance experience and the earnings of the deceased breadwinner.
If the deceased breadwinner did not have the required insurance period for granting a pension in connection with the loss of the breadwinner, state social assistance may be assigned to his children. Money is paid monthly until the child reaches the age of majority. Assistance to the loss of the breadwinner is provided to students before completing their studies, but not longer than before reaching the age of 23.
The amount of state social assistance for the loss of the breadwinner in 2019 is set on the basis of the subsistence minimum for disabled persons: 100 percent for one child of the deceased breadwinner, 120 percent for two children, 150 percent for three or more children (more in the table) .