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Humanitarian Committee of Rada supports adoption of bill on increasing childbirth benefits

KYIV. Sept 15 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The Verkhovna Rada Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy unanimously supported adoption of the draft law on increasing childbirth benefits (No. 5585-1), deputy head of the committee Yevhenia Kravchuk (Servant of the People faction) said.

"The committee reported that the progressive scale will apply from January 1, 2023: at the birth of the first child the family will receive assistance totaling UAH 50,000, for the second one – UAH 100,000, the third – UAH 150,000. That is, from January 1, 2022, all families will receive UAH 50,000 at the birth of a child, and from 2023 they will receive an increased assistance at a birth of the second and third child," the MP wrote on her Facebook page.

In addition, according to the bill, the amount of one-time payment at the birth of a child will increase (funds that parents will receive at the first payment): UAH 15,000 for the first child, UAH 30,000 for the second child, UAH 45,000 for the third and each subsequent child. The remaining amount the family will receive in parts during 36 months. Kravchuk also said that in that in full it will "cost" the budget UAH 12.3 billion.