Andrey Isaev spoke about the social aspect of the budget for 2023-2025

Let me remind you that the draft budget provides for the full implementation of all social obligations of the state. From January 1, 2023, the minimum wage will increase by 6.3% and reach 16,242 rubles. This is 16.9% more than in January 2022. It also provides for the indexation of a number of social payments to the forecast inflation rate for the previous year, that is, in 2023 – by 12.4%. If inflation suddenly turns out to be higher, then all liabilities will be indexed to the actual level of inflation.

The total amount of budget spending on social policy next year will be more than 7 trillion rubles. This is almost 1 trillion more than this year.

Compared to 2022, funding for the state program “Social Support for Citizens” will increase by 20%, which includes material assistance to families at the birth of children, care for the older generation, modernization of social services and much more. This increase will make it possible to regularly help every seventh inhabitant of our country.

In particular, from January 1, maternity capital will be indexed by 12.4%: it will amount to 590 thousand rubles for the first child or 780 thousand rubles for the first and second. We expect that in 2023 about 1.5 million of our citizens will use the materiel funds.

There will also be a transition to the payment of universal benefits to needy pregnant women and families who are raising children under 17 years old. About 10 million people will receive this allowance, the total amount of budget expenditures will amount to 1.7 trillion rubles. Additional assistance will be provided to military families in the event of the birth of a child.

In addition, payments under the social contract will increase: about 350 thousand rubles will be allocated for the creation of one’s own business, and up to 200 thousand rubles for the development of personal subsidiary plots. In total, almost 27.4 billion rubles are allocated for such support in the budget in 2023.

About 6.5 million older people will receive social supplements to their pension so that its size does not fall below the subsistence level. In addition, annually more than 10 billion rubles will be allocated for the construction of houses with comfortable and modern hospitals for veterans.

About 1.5 billion rubles will be received by public and non-profit organizations: veterans’ associations, trade unions and others.

As for the state program “Accessible Environment”, its funding will increase by 10% and amount to 69.8 billion rubles. Of these, 44 billion rubles will be used to provide disabled people with technical means of rehabilitation. This form of support is used annually by 1.5 million citizens. Moreover, a subsidy is provided to support public organizations of the disabled: in 2023 it will increase by 12% and amount to 1.7 billion rubles.

I would like to emphasize that the draft budget includes measures to create infrastructure for children with disabilities. For example, in 2023 in the Udmurt Republic, which I represent in the State Duma, the reconstruction of the Glazov branch of the Adeli rehabilitation center for children and adolescents with disabilities will begin. In total, 388 million rubles will be allocated for this, of which 261 million rubles will come from the federal budget.

In the first reading, the draft budget will be considered by the State Duma next week.

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