The size of state social benefits depend on subsistence minimum (PM), so they are reviewed annually, due to a change of this magnitude.
According to the results of the revision of the structure of the PM, with the January 1, 2018, its value at up to 16% increased compared to 2017 year, which consequently led to an increase in the size of state social benefits for disability, survivor and age.
However, with the January 1, 2018 within the framework of the optimization of social benefits are two types of monthly benefits received by disabled people, merged into one (the size of state social benefits for disability increased by the size of the abolished special government allowance).
As a result, the number of beneficiaries of the GSP on February 1, 2018 amounted to 677.5 thousand people, including disability -. 509 081 persons, survivors -.. 167,374 people, by age - 1103 persons.
The average size of state social benefits was from the beginning of the year: disability - 39,690 tenge; Survivors - 32,212 tenge; age - 14 708 tenge.