The average size of the subsidy in the heating season of 2021-2022 will be about $75, Minister of Social Policy Maryna Lazebna announced at a press conference broadcasted by one of the Ukrainian TV channels.
“…bill, which provides for an increase in the subsidy program this year by another $454 thousand. We have carefully analyzed the changes in utility consumption, tariffs, incomes, and according to the analysis we expect that the average subsidy in the heating season of 2021-2022 will amount to about $454 thousands,” Lazebna said.
If utility tariffs increase, subsidies for Ukrainians will be revised automatically.
“People are now asking what will happen if the tariffs increase, where to run, what certificates are needed to increase the amount of the subsidy... I want to answer at once: you don't need to run anywhere and you don't need to bring any certificates. If the tariffs for utilities increase, recipients will be reviewed automatically,” Lazebna said.
In addition, the Minister noted that if a person did not receive a subsidy, but they needed such assistance as a result of tariff increases, then such a person will receive a subsidy the same month when he/she filed the application.
As it was reported earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved the draft law on Ukraine's state budget for 2022. It provides for $2.5 billion for the payment of certain types of benefits, compensations, financial support and payment for services to certain categories of the population.