Commentary to Decree No. 41 of 19 January 2012
President of the Republic of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko signed Decree No. 41 "On State Targeted Social Support" on 19 January.
The document aims to improve the system of targeted social aid and strengthen state support of the population.
The system of targeted social aid includes provision of child food to families with children under two years old in case average aggregate income per each member of the family has been lower than the minimum wage for the last two quarters. Families with twins and many-childrened families have the right to claim benefits regardless of their income per each member of the family.
The Decree enters into force on 1 April 2012.