Ukrainians’ salary grows quicker than the tariffs for utility bills. Vitalii Muzychenko, head of the Directorate of Family and Social Support of the Population of the Ministry of Social Policy stated this, as Ekonomichna Pravda reports.
‘If we compare the income growth with spending growth for utility bills, the incomes of the population on average grow faster than the tariffs for utility bills. It means that the population need for grants will be decreasing,’ the official said.
‘Tariffs is not the only aspect, which influences the need of the people for obtaining the social support. Today, we see a pretty active income growth of the population,’ Muzychenko said.
‘The second aspect is the reconsideration of rules for the provision of housing subsidies from May 2018. The third aspect is certainly the gas price increase, which has recently occurred. These three factors play a key role in the realization of right for grants during the ongoing heating season,’ the representative of the Ministry said.
According to him, about 120-150 thousand households seek subsidies processing every week.
‘The citizens started receiving first bills with new tariffs for gas, water supply, housing costs, and now they are determined by the need for housing subsidies,’ Muzychenko said.
He added that the number of recipients of subsidies is reduced because the program of granting subsidies has become more targeted.