Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a law providing for an increase in pensions for Chornobyl disaster victims. Earlier, Ukrainian parliament approved this document in the second reading. This was reported by the presidential press service.
“President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed the Law #1584-IX ‘On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘On the Status and Social Protection of Citizens Affected by the Chornobyl Disaster’ increasing the pensions for certain categories of persons. It was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on June 29, 2021,” the message said.
The document defines the minimum pensions for people with disabilities due to injury or illness, as well as pension for loss of breadwinner due to the Chornobyl disaster.
The amount of such a pension for the first group of disability cannot be lower than $220, for the second group of disability - $176, for the third group of disability and children with disabilities - $135.
The law also introduces state targeted assistance to participants in the liquidation of the Chornobyl accident, citizens who were directly involved in the elimination of other nuclear accidents and their consequences, in nuclear tests, military trainings with nuclear weapons, and subsequently became disabled.
The law will come into force on January 1, 2022, except the part on the minimum pension to people with disabilities caused by injury or illness, a pension in connection with the loss of a breadwinner due to Chernobyl disaster and the introduction of state targeted assistance to pensions. That part will come into force on July 1, 2021.
As it was reported earlier, Ukrainian parliament approved in the second reading bill #4555. It is aimed to increase pension to liquidators of the accident on Chornobyl NPP. 297 MPs voted for it.