Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed Decree No. 211 “Concerning the improvement of regulations on providing targeted social aid” on 15 June.
The document aims to improve
the regulations on targeted social aid and create a single system of providing
technical means of social rehabilitation to people. In particular, the document
simplifies the procedure of providing technical means of social rehabilitation
to people having 3rd degree disabilities and children not recognized
as disabled. The abovementioned categories of people as well as people having
1st and 2nd degree disabilities can get such
rehabilitation facilities at the Belarusian Prosthetic and Orthopedic
In accordance with
the decree, a social allowance can be used to buy diapers and other hygiene
products for people having 1st degree disabilities and disabled
The commission for the
allocation of the state targeted social aid will be authorized to provide
monthly social allowances for the period of more than 6 months (up to 12 months)
to families with children provided that both parents in a two-parent family, one
parent in a single-parent family have 1st degree disabilities or one
parent in a two-parent family has a 1st degree disability and the
second parent is taking care of them.
case there are reasons to suppose that the state targeted social aid can be
misused or parents do not take proper care of their children, the social aid can
be transferred to the accounts of organizations providing necessary services
(housing repairs, procurement of fuel, etc.) to such families.
The decree enters into force on 1 July