Russia’s PM approves rules on special payments for voluntary work amid pandemic
MOSCOW, June 1 (RAPSI) – Chairman of Russia’s government Mikhail Mishustin has signed a resolution establishing rules to govern financial aid to volunteers, employees of socially-oriented NGOs, social workers and individuals caring about those suffering without support as a result of the pandemic.
Monthly payments for the period from April 1 through June are to be made in favor of those who provided temporary housing arrangements or provisional custody to disabled persons, seniors, orphans, or children without parental support. The amounts make 12,300 rubles (about $178) per person taken under care.
The payments are to be made via Russia’s Pension Fund; e-applications are to be admitted on the website of state services. The deadline for applying for payments is set on October 1, 2020, the document reads.
The resolution has been developed and enacted on the initiative of President Vladimir Putin; the government has earmarked more than 145 million rubles (about $2 million at the current exchange rate) for these purposes.