Additional measures to support families with children will be enforced in Belarus on 1 January 2015. Corresponding Decree No. 572 was signed by the Belarusian President on 9 December.
In particular, families giving birth to the third and subsequent children will be rewarded with a lump-sum payment of $10,000.
for the bonus will be Belarusian citizens who will give birth to or
adopt the third and subsequent children in the period of 1 January 2015
to 31 December 2019.
Families will be able to apply for the bonus
at local executive and regulatory authorities. Families should claim
the money within six months after the birth or adoption of the third or
subsequent children. They will be able to use the money when this child
The money can be used to improve housing conditions,
get education or other services, including social services and
healthcare services, or be deposited to a mother’s pension account. The
money can be used before a child turns 18 if a family needs to pay for
the medical services included in the list of the Healthcare Ministry.
The financing will be provided in U.S. dollars.
the money is not claimed within three years after the child turns 18,
or is not used within five years after a family files a relevant
application, the funds will be returned to the national budget.
caring for a child under 3 years will be able to claim a monthly
allowance for their other children aged 3 to 18 years. The allowance
will make up 50% of the upper limit of the average per capita minimum
subsistence budget for the past two quarters approved by the Labor and
Social Security Ministry.
In line with the decree, this allowance
will be provided to a mother or a father, an adoptive or foster parent
bringing up children under 3 years and children aged 3 to 18 years and
qualifying for childcare benefits for children under 3 years. The
allowance will not be provided to families whose children are brought up
at boarding schools or day and night care centers.
interest rate on subsidized housing loans for young families with two
underage children will be reduced to 5% per annum.
approves a provision on the one-time cashless transfer of money to
families upon the birth or adoption of the third and subsequent
children. The decree also enacts a provision on granting monthly
allowances to families with children aged from 3 years to 18 years for
the period of bringing up a child under 3 years.
Please see the Russian version of this site for the full text of the Decree.