MINSK, 27 July (BelTA) – Belarus will raise minimum subsistence budget on 1 August 2023. The Labor and Social Security Ministry issued relevant Resolution No.26 on 24 July 2023, BelTA has learned from the press service of the Belarusian Labor and Social Security Ministry.
The new minimum subsistence budget on average per capita is set at Br364.4, which is 3.5% higher than the minimum subsistence budget which was in effect from 1 May till 31 July 2023.
The minimum subsistence budget across the main social and demographic groups is as follows: Br403.94 for the able-bodied population (previously – Br389.53), Br271.09 for pensioners (Br265.96), Br232.41 for children under 3 (Br224.26), Br319.5 for children aged between 3 and 6 (Br308.56), Br388.35 for children aged between 6 and 18 (Br378.15).
Various allowances and increases that make part of the social security system and also certain social payments tied to the minimum subsistence rate will also be revised upwards. These are state benefits to families raising children, social pensions, additional payments to pensioners aged 75 and older who receive pensions in the labor, employment and social security bodies, the carer’s allowances for Group I disabled persons or persons who reached the age of 80, allowances and increases to pensions for certain categories of pensioners.