The labour Ministry has decided to take away unemployment benefits have “dependents”.


The Ministry of labor proposes to increase the size of unemployment benefits, but reduce the number of citizens who are unable to claim him, to the bill office and the explanatory notes thereto, which are posted for public comment on the website regulation.gov.ru. The initiative implies, in particular, struggle with “dependency mindset of citizens.”

Now the Dole ranges in size from 850 rubles to 4.9 thousand rubles For payments to unemployed Federal budget left, according to the explanatory note, in 2014 to 33.9 billion rubles., in 2015 — 38.9 billion, and in 2016 it is planned RUB 41.1 billion the Benefit is paid and first time job seekers, and people who want to work again after the break with a length of more than a year, and dismissed for violation of labor discipline. The Ministry of labor proposes to pay benefits only to those who registered as unemployed during the year following job loss. “In relation to other categories of citizens, recognized in the prescribed manner unemployed, the decision on granting unemployment benefits not accepted”, — stated in the explanatory Memorandum (an exception is made for children-orphans and children left without parental care).

The Ministry also proposes to reduce the time of payout in two times. Now a benefit is paid under the scheme not more than 12 months in a year and a half. The new initiative offers payments to the unemployed for a maximum of 6 months during the year.

In the end, reducing the number of benefit recipients and the terms of payments, you can increase the size of the benefits themselves, says the Ministry of labor. Minimum payment to increase to 2 thousand rubles, and the maximum speed — up to 8 thousand.

The bill aims to ensure the principle of targeted benefits and aims, in particular, to combat dependency, stated in the explanatory Memorandum. There is a category of citizens who actually are not motivated to actively seek work, but continually strive to obtain unemployment benefits, according to the Ministry of labor. For example, they register with a break, often when a new account during the 12 months again considered unemployed. It turns out that they are actually not looking for a job, but extend your allowance. The bill proposes if, in the course of the year citizen of the several occasions in service, but work between appeals did not find, not to consider him the legitimate beneficiary.

On the development of this bill the Minister of labour Maxim Topilin announced in February 2016. In early may, the press service of the Ministry of labor reported that officially registered in Russia 1.05 million unemployed, which is available to 1.23 million job vacancies from the employment service.