Aleksandr Lukashenko signs decree to increase support for some population groups
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed a decree “On social support for certain population groups”.
line with the decree, starting from 1 January 2021, if a woman gives
birth to four kids, her maternity leave will be included in her
employment history provided that the maternity leave does not exceed 12
years in total (9 years now). These women will be granted retirement
pensions if their employment history exceeds 20 years and a record of
pension contributions is at least 10 years (17.5 years now).
decree will ease requirements to getting retirement pensions for people
who have had disability groups I and II for ten years.
decree provides for a number of other amendments to offer more support
to people who were born with disabilities and for parents taking care of
children with severe disabilities.
where women are under 40 will be offered one free attempt of in vitro
fertilization if there are medical grounds for that.