Russian minors’ ombudsman asks government to support families with children 16+
MOSCOW, May 20 (RAPSI) – Russia’s child rights commissioner Anna Kuznetsova has requested the government to consider state support for families with chidren aged 16-18 during the coronavirus pandemic restrictions, the ombudsman’s press service has told RAPSI.
According to the ombudsman’s office, Kuznetsova regularly receives questions about such support from citizens having children of the age between 16 and 18.
Teenagers have no full advantage of employement and stand at the parental care; many of them get education. It is also necessary to take into account the interests of children with disabilities of this age, Kuznetsova states.
Earlier, Russian authorities granted financial aid to families with kids up to 3 years old and with children aged from 3 to 16. Moreover, unemployed Russians with children are to receive additional support.