Thursday, September 12 2019 15:44
Naira Badalian

In 2020, in Armenia, state will begin to compensate for utility costs  of single pensioners living in apartments of social nature housing  facilities 

In 2020, in Armenia, state will begin to compensate for utility costs  of single pensioners living in apartments of social nature housing  facilities 

ArmInfo. The Armenian government will compensate for the utility costs of single pensioners living in apartments of social nature housing facilities 

The draft decision "On targeted social assistance of single  pensioners living in apartments of a of social nature housing  facilities formed with the assistance of the Government of the  Republic of Armenia", which provides for compensation from the state  treasury for payments for electricity, natural gas and water, was  approved at a cabinet meeting on September 12. In YOY terms, the  government will send 8.496.000 drams for these purposes.

According to the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Zaruhi Batoyan,  currently 200 people live in apartments of social nature housing  facilities formed with the assistance of the Government of Armenia,  59 of them are single pensioners.

In the meantime, social housing provides the citizen only with the  housing itself, and the lodger of social housing pays for utility  bills and food. According to preliminary estimates, on average,  utility services alone have to pay 12 thousand drams per month, and  144 thousand drams - annually.  If the bill is adopted, it will enter  into force on January 1, 2020.

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