Starting from July 1, 2021, the subsistence minimum will be increased for all population groups (see Table). This is provided for in Article 7 of the Law of Ukraine “On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2021” No. 1082-IX dated December 15, 2020.
Amount of subsistence minimum from July 1, 2021.
|Main population groups||Subsistence minimum from July 1, 2021 (monthly per person)|
|Overall indicator||UAH 2,294|
|Children under 6 years of age||UAH 2,013|
|Children aged 6 to 18 years||UAH 2,510|
|Able-bodied persons||UAH 2,379|
|Able-bodied persons, applicable
to determine the basic amount of the official salary of a judge
|Able-bodied persons, applicable to determine official
salaries of employees of other government agencies whose remuneration
regulated by special laws
|Persons who have lost their ability to work||UAH 1,854|
The amount of the subsistence minimum remained unchanged: in the monthly amount it is UAH 6,000, in the hourly amount – UAH 36.11.
What will be affected by the amount of the subsistence minimum from July 1, 2021 (main indicators)?
- Salary Indexation
The salary of employees is indexed within the subsistence minimum for able-bodied persons
(clause 4 of the Indexing Procedure of Monetary Income of the Population, approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 1078 dated July 17, 2003). Thus, from July 1, 2021, the salary of employees will be subject to indexing within the limits of UAH 2,379. If a person works part-time, the indexation amount shall be determined based on full-time work/the number of calendar days in the month and shall be paid in proportion to the time worked/official working hours.
- Alimony Payments
The minimum amount of alimony per child may not be less than 50% of the subsistence minimum for a child of the appropriate age (Part 2 of Article 182 of the Family Code of Ukraine).
Thus, the amount of alimony from July 2021 cannot be less than:
- for children under 6 years of age – UAH 1,006.50 (UAH 2,013 × 50%);
- for children aged 6-18 years – UAH 1,255 (UAH 2,510 × 50%).
- Unemployment Benefits
Unemployment benefits may not exceed four times the subsistence minimum for able-bodied persons (paragraph 2, Part 5, Article 23 of the Law of Ukraine “On Mandatory State Social Insurance in case of Unemployment” No. 1533-III dated March 2, 2000).
Thus, the maximum amount of unemployment benefits from July 2021 shall be UAH 9,516 (4 × UAH 2,379).
- Maternity Benefits
Maternity benefits shall be provided at the rate of 100% of a woman’s average monthly income (scholarships, salaries, unemployment benefits, etc.) per month. However, it may not be less than 25% of the subsistence minimum established for an able-bodied person (Article 9 of the Law of Ukraine “On State Assistance to Families with Children” No. 2811-XII dated November 21, 1992, hereinafter referred to as Law No. 2811).
Thus, from July 1, 2021, the minimum amount of maternity benefits shall be UAH 594.75 (25% × UAH 2,379) per month.
- Single Mother Benefits
The established amount of single mother benefits (single parents, single adoptive parents, etc.), mother (father) in the event of the death of one of the parents who have children under 18 years of age (if the children study full-time in general secondary, vocational (vocational-technical), professional pre-primary and higher education institutions – until graduating from educational institutions by these children, but no longer than until they reach 23 years of age) shall be equal to the difference between 100% of the subsistence minimum for a child of the appropriate age and the average monthly total family income per person for the previous six months (Part 1, Article 183 of Law No. 2811). The maximum amount of such benefits from July 1, 2021, for children under 6 years will be UAH 2,013, from 6 to 18 years – UAH 2,510, from 18 to 23 years (when a child is studying full-time at a higher educational establishment) – UAH 2,379.
- Benefits to Children whose Parents Evade Paying Alimony
The amount of benefits shall be equal to the difference between 50% of the subsistence minimum for a child of the appropriate age and the average monthly total family income per person for the previous six months (paragraph 1, clause 8 of the Procedure for assigning and paying temporary state benefits to children whose parents evade paying alimony, are unable to support the child or their place of residence is unknown, approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 189 dated February 22, 2006; hereinafter referred to as the Procedure).
Thus, the maximum amount of benefits from July 1, 2021, for children under 6 years of age shall be UAH 1,006.50 (50% × UAH 2,013), from 6 to 18 years old – UAH 1,255 (50% × UAH 2,510). Such benefits shall not be assigned to children after the age of 18, even if they continue their studies (paragraph 3, clause 10 of the Procedure).
- Old-age Pension
The minimum age pension shall be set at the subsistence minimum for persons who have lost their ability to work, if any (Part 1, Article 28 of the Law of Ukraine “On Mandatory State Pension Insurance” No. 1058-IV dated July 9, 2003):
- men must have 35 years of pensionable service;
- women must have 30 years of pensionable service.
Thus, under the specified conditions, the minimum age pension amount starting from July 1, 2021, will be UAH 1,854.
For your information! The next increase in the subsistence minimum is planned for December 1, 2021.