ArmInfo. The Armenian government has increased the number of beneficiaries of the program "nanny at the expense of the state."
To recall, the matter concerns the program "Providing assistance for the organization in parallel with the work of caring for the child - in case of returning to work before the child is 2 years old." The beneficiaries of the program are job seekers who are on maternity leave up to 3 years. Under the program, the state helps the parents who have hired a nanny - in the form of compensation of 50% of the payment amount, but in the amount of not more than the minimum wage - 55 thousand drams.
According to the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Zaruhi Batoyan in 2018, about 200 mothers were to become beneficiaries of the program. But, taking into account the great demand, 472 people were included in it. This year, another 400 mothers will benefit from the program, which requires additional funding of 77 million 334 thousand drams to make payments to all program participants.