About it today at the seminar-meeting on issues of realization of the program of development of productive employment and mass entrepreneurship, the forthcoming increase in pensions and benefits and the introduction of targeted social assistance in the new format, held in the akimat of Atyrau region, said Minister of labor and social protection of population of Kazakhstan Tamara Duissenova.
The event was attended by akim of the region Nurlan Nogayev, mayors of cities, districts, rural districts, representatives of the party "Nur Otan" and the Regional chamber of entrepreneurs "Atameken", public bodies, heads of employment centers and services, etc.
Speaking at the meeting, the Minister spoke in detail about the upcoming increase in pensions and benefits.
"Dimensions of solidarity pensions will be increased by 11%, subject to a 9% increase at the beginning of the year. The basic pension will be increased by 13%, inclusive of a 7% increase at the beginning of the year. Thus, from 1 July 2017 will ensure the increase of pensions up to 20% compared to the level of 2016. This increase applies to all pensioners, or more than 2 million people, including more than 54 thousand live in Atyrau region," - said Tamara Duissenova.
In particular, if the minimum pension (including basic pension) from 1 January 2017 is KZT 40 950, from 1 July 2017 it would rise to KZT 45 711. The average pension (including basic pension) will increase from 60 167 KZT (from January 1, 2017) to KZT 66 676 from 1 July 2017.
The level of lump sum state benefits in connection with childbirth from 1 January 2017 increased by 7%, and from 1 July 2017 will be increased by 20%. As a result, in 2017, compared to 2016 growth will reach 27%.
If in 2016, the state allowance for the birth of the first, second and third child was KZT 66 621, from January 1, 2017, his size was KZT 71 270, and from July 1 will rise to KZT 86 222. The state allowance for the birth of the fourth or more children in the current year amounted to KZT 111 035, and from 1 January 2017, he rose to KZT 118 783 from July 1, 2017 - to be equal to KZT 947 142.
We will remind, as of March 1, 2017, the average pension in the Atyrau region (including the basic pension) made up KZT 58 898.