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Real Incomes of War Veterans, Pensioners Must Be Raised – Putin




May 26, 2008




Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said at a session of the government presidium on Monday that particular attention must be paid to measures aimed at raising real incomes of war veterans, pensioners, families with children and disabled persons. 

“Already starting from August 1, we must increase by 15 percent the pension base of labour pensions and all kinds of social pensions,” the prime minister reported. Besides, “the insured component of labour pensions will be indexed as well,” Putin added. 

Focusing on social support, he stressed that “it is necessary to consider an additional indexation of allowances for the children and monthly cash payments”. “We spoke about it, promised it to citizens, and this must be envisaged in the budget by all means,” Putin stressed. 

The prime minister also stressed the problem of medical care for war veterans and disabled persons. “We shall also analyse the situation with social service and medical care for veterans and disabled persons,” he added. He offered “to pay particular attention to the need to improve for these categories the quality of care at home and to improve conditions of their medical treatment at medical establishments”. 

The prime minister emphasized a need to implement the recently approved presidential decrees – finish the program to provide all WWII veterans in need with apartments, provide veterans and disabled persons with cars or one-time money compensations. 

He stressed that finance “for these aims must be fully taken into consideration in amendments to the budget of this year, as well as in the law on the budget for the next financial three-year period”. 

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