Deputies of the Committee on Social Policy considered amendments to the law “On social protection of war veterans”. The government proposed to apply benefits, including utility bills, for people with disabilities of the Great Patriotic War who live in the republic on the basis of registration at the place of stay. Today, such benefits apply only to those who have a residence permit or registration at the place of residence. The list of beneficiaries also includes foreign citizens, stateless persons who have a residence permit in Pridnestrovie as well as participants in hostilities to protect the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, residing with long-term registration or registered at the place of stay in the country for a period of one year. War invalids and family members living with them are exempt from paying for utilities.
Noting the importance of providing social support to this category of citizens, deputies of the relevant committee supported the proposed changes in legislation. The law-in-draft will be considered in the first reading of the deputies in the near future.
The parliamentarians of the committee also considered the request of the Ministry of Health to clarify the norms of the law On the Social Protection of War Veterans. The relevant ministry is interested in whether parents whose children died as a result of the detonation of explosive devices at the end of the 1992 hostilities are entitled to social support from the state. The Committee on Social Policy, having examined the issue, will give explanations in accordance with the current legislation.
Deputies of the relevant committee approved the legislative initiative of their fellow parliamentarians from the Committee on Legislation concerning the amendment of the Labor Code. The document deals with the provision of social guarantees for employees raising three or more children. The authors propose to provide parents with many children paid leave at their request and at a convenient time for them. A similar rule isin the Russian Federation.