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Questions and answers on the topic "Targeted social assistance of a new format"

  1. What is targeted social assistance in the new format?

Targeted social assistance is a cash payment provided by the state to individuals (families) with a monthly average per capita income below the poverty line. (Clause 4, Article 1 of the STSA Law)

Depending on the social status of the family or individual, assistance is divided into two types: unconditional and conditional.

* Unconditional cash assistance is a type of targeted social assistance provided in the form of monthly cash payments to low-income individuals (families) with limited opportunities to participate in employment promotion measures.

* Conditional cash assistance - a type of targeted social assistance provided in the form of a monthly or lump-sum cash payment to low-income individuals (families) subject to their obligatory participation in measures to promote employment and (or), if necessary, measures of social adaptation.

 

  1. Who can apply for targeted social assistance?

Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, oralmans, refugees, foreigners and stateless persons permanently residing in the Republic of Kazakhstan, with an average per capita income not exceeding the poverty line. (Clause 1, Article 2 of the STSA Law)

Unconditional cash assistance is provided:

1) lonely and (or) lonely living for low-income persons with disabilities to participate in measures to promote employment in connection with the achievement of the retirement age, established by paragraph 1 of Article 11 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Pension Security in the Republic of Kazakhstan"; disability of 1 or 2 groups; the presence of a disease in which a temporary disability period of more than two months can be established;

2) low-income families, in which there are no able-bodied persons or the only able-bodied member, care for a child under seven years old, a disabled child, a disabled person of the first or second group, elderly people who need care and help. (Clause 4, Article 2 of the STSA Law)

* The conditional monetary assistance is provided to lonely and (or) lonely living low-income able-bodied persons, as well as low-income families that have a working-age (able-bodied) member (s) in their composition, subject to their (their) participation in measures to promote employment and (or) the need for social adaptation, with the exception of persons (families) referred to in paragraph 4 of this article. (Clause 5, Article 2 of the STSA Law)

 

  1. Differences of targeted social assistance of a new format from currently existing programs of support for low-income families

Before TSA appeared in the new format, the process of applying for any kind of social assistance was limited to a recurring cycle of three steps: applying for - determining eligibility - assigning and paying cash assistance. After the assignment of the allowance, the applicant disappeared for three months - until the next application was submitted, and the specialist who appointed the assistance “forgot” about its existence. Of course, the applicant was asked to find a job, but other family members did not take part in the process.

The main difference between the TSA of the new format and the existing programs is the complexity of the approach focused on the individual needs of the family.

For the first time in the practice of social protection, work is carried out with all able-bodied family members, and not only with the applicant. Moreover, the same person has been working with the family since the first appeal, which creates a completely new practice of interaction between the social security authority and the recipient.

 

  1. What are a social contract and an individual plan for family assistance?

The social contract is designed to receive financial assistance, containing the obligations of the two parties, the recipient of social assistance and social protection services.

Those, for its part, the state will take measures of professional and social adaptation to get the family out of a difficult life situation, which will also be supported by financial assistance (TSA in the new format) to replace the recipient's obligatory “response” (job search, social and professional adaptation).

Under the contract, low-income citizens assume employment obligations (mainly under the Program of productive employment and mass entrepreneurship), the state represented by the relevant executive body at the local level (Employment Center and employment and social programs departments) undertakes to provide them with measures to promote employment and if necessary, measures of social adaptation.

Individual family assistance plan - an action plan to promote employment and (or) social adaptation, drawn up by the Employment Center together with the person who applied for the provision of targeted social assistance and/or his family members.

An individual family assistance plan contains a set of specific measures to get a family out of a difficult life situation.

An individual family assistance plan is an integral part of the social contract.

 

  1. The conclusion of a social contract

The conclusion of a social contract is a prerequisite for the appointment of conditional cash assistance. (Section 6, Art. 2 of the STSA Law)

The social contract is concluded by the Employment Center after receiving the conclusion of the district commission and, if necessary, recommendations of the district (city) or regional commission on employment of the population within three working days.

A social contract with recipients of conditional cash assistance is concluded for six months with the possibility of its extension for an additional six months in cases:

1. the need to extend the period of measures for the social adaptation of family members;

2. non-completion by the end of the social contract period of the terms of active employment promotion measures applicable to able-bodied persons (able-bodied family members);

3. failure to fulfill the able-bodied person (able-bodied family members) obligations under the social contract for reasons beyond his / her control (temporary disability for more than two months, accident, natural disaster);

4. the need for support to achieve the planned indicators for the development of personal subsidiary farming and (or) individual entrepreneurial activity. (Section 10, Article 4 of the STSA Law)

             

  1. Termination of the social contract

The social contract with the recipients of conditional cash assistance is terminated:

  1) if the low-income person (family) fails to fully comply with the conditions of the social contract and individual plan activities;

  2) in case of submission of inaccurate information that resulted in the illegal purpose of conditional cash assistance.

The termination of the social contract is the basis for the termination of the payment of conditional cash assistance to able-bodied family members.

In cases of primary detection of non-fulfillment of obligations under the social contract, the amount of conditional financial assistance to all family members over eighteen years old, except for those who study full-time in secondary, technical and vocational, post-secondary, higher and (or) post-graduate education, until the time of graduation of educational organizations (but no more than until the age of twenty-three) and one of the family members who care for the child at the age of those up to seven years, within a month, are reduced by fifty percent for the remaining period of the social contract.

In case of repeated detection of non-fulfillment of obligations, the payment of conditional cash assistance stops, except for payments to minor children, including full-time students in secondary, technical and vocational organizations, post-secondary, higher and (or) post-graduate education, after they reach the age of majority educational institutions (but not more than until the age of twenty-three) and one of the family members caring for a child under the age of seven t. (Section 12, Article 4 of the STSA Act)

 

  1. For which period is targeted social assistance assigned?

Targeted social assistance is assigned for a period depending on the type of payment - unconditional or conditional.

Unconditional cash assistance is assigned to the current quarter (3 months) and is paid monthly.

Conditional cash assistance is assigned for the duration of the social contract (6 months).

The conditional monetary assistance is paid monthly or as a lump sum for three months at the request of the applicant.

When appointing conditional cash assistance, there is a possibility of its prolongation for an additional up to six months in the cases referred to in paragraph 10 of Article 4 of the STSA Law.

 

  1. Who are the assistants and consultants?

An important innovation in the reform of targeted social assistance is the introduction of assistants and consultants to the staff of the Employment Centers.

Assistants and consultants will provide support to those who receive benefits, assist in finding work, provide a range of necessary social adaptation services, and monitor the fulfillment of obligations by those who receive benefits.

The result of the modernization of the system will be an individual approach to the situation in a poor family, the development of specific areas of adaptation in each particular case.

Assistant - an employee of the employment center who performs the function of assisting a social work consultant and akim of a village or rural district in conducting consultations, interviews, and monitoring the fulfillment of obligations under a social contract. (paragraph 1 of Article 1 of the STSA Act)

The social work consultant is an employee of the employment center, who assists in the assignment of targeted social assistance and the exit of a low-income person (family) from the situation caused by finding him (them) below the poverty line. (Clauses 1-1 Article 1 of the STSA Law)

 

  1. Why do we need commissions?

A divisional commission is a special commission created by the decision of akims of the respective administrative-territorial units to conduct a survey of the material situation of persons (families) who applied for targeted social assistance. (Clause 7, Article 1 of the STSA Law)

Appeal to the district commission is carried out to confirm the financial situation of the family.

The district (city) or regional commission is contacted if the applicant and (or) his family needs, in measures to promote employment and (or) social adaptation, the decision to provide which goes beyond the competence of the Center, and also, if necessary, prolong the social of the contract.

District (city) commission on employment issues - the commission on employment of the population, formed in order to implement the state employment policy in the district, city, cities of regional and republican significance, the capital;

Regional Commission on Employment - the Commission on Employment of the Population, formed in order to implement the state employment policy in the region (capital).

 

  1. What are active measures to promote employment?

Active measures to promote employment of the population are measures of social protection against unemployment and provision of employment of the population, state support for citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan and oralmans from among the unemployed, self-employed, as well as other persons in the cases and according to the procedure provided for by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On employment of the population”. (paragraph 16 of Article 1 of the Law "On Employment")

“Active” employment promotion measures include:

1) the direction of vocational training;

2) promotion of entrepreneurial initiative of citizens and oralmans;

3) referral to youth practice;

4) the organization of social jobs;

5) facilitating voluntary relocation to increase labor mobility;

6) the organization of special jobs for the employment of persons with disabilities;

7) community service. (Clause 1 and 2 of Article 17 of the Law "On Employment»)

 

  1. Who is not involved in active employment promotion measures?

Participation in employment promotion measures is not necessary for the payment of conditional cash assistance:

1) persons with disabilities of the first and second groups;

2) students, cadets, and undergraduates full-time education;

3) to persons with diseases for which a period of temporary disability of more than two months can be established;

4) to persons caring for children up to seven years old, a disabled child, people with disabilities of the first and second groups, elderly people over eighty years of age who need assistance and care;

5) persons who have a permanent job.

 (Section 6, Art. 2 of the STSA Law)

 

  1. What are social adaptation measures?

Social adaptation measures include the following activities:

1) the provision of housing assistance;

2) provision of social assistance in the manner and amount determined by the decisions of local representative bodies;

3) screening examinations;

4) treatment in the presence of socially significant diseases;

5) medical registration in the antenatal clinic before 12 weeks of pregnancy;

6) providing financial and material assistance to students and pupils of state educational institutions from families eligible for TSA, as well as from families not receiving TSA, in which the average per capita income is below the subsistence minimum, and to orphans and children left without parental care living in families, children from families requiring emergency assistance as a result of emergency situations, and other categories of students and pupils;

7) provision of social assistance to citizens in the period of receiving education in educational organizations;

8) to assist in obtaining a place in educational institutions that provide pre-school education and training and in enrolling children in organizations of additional education.

 

  1. What is social support?

The social accompaniment is a set of measures aimed at supporting the vigorous activity of low-income families to make the necessary decisions, to realize and realize their potential in order to fulfill the conditions of a social contract, increase the standard of living of the family, and sustain a way out of difficult life situations.

He requires assistance and consultants to use active listening skills: listen and be convinced of the general understanding of the problem before it can be offered a solution.

Social support may include assistance in solving problems in social, educational and health care.

The sphere of social protection of education, health care, employment center - in the provision of TSA is fully implemented (appointment, payment, monitoring, employment measures, social adaptation, connection to other social programs).

  1. Targeted social assistance is not assigned:

1) to persons (families) with an average per capita income exceeding the poverty line established in regions, cities of republican significance, the capital;

2) able-bodied family members who refused to participate in employment promotion measures, with the exception of minor children, including full-time students in secondary, technical and vocational organizations, post-secondary, higher and (or) post-graduate education, after reaching of their majority until the end of the educational organizations (but no more than until the age of twenty-three), caregivers for a child under the age of seven, a disabled child, a disabled person of first or second group, the elderly who need constant care and assistance, as well as individuals having a disease in which temporary disablement can be set for more than two months;

3) to individuals (families) who have provided false information and inaccurate (fake) documents for the appointment of targeted social assistance.

 

  1. Under what conditions is it possible to prolong the social contract to activate the family?

A social contract with recipients of conditional cash assistance is concluded for six months, with the possibility of its extension for an additional six months in the following cases:

1) the need to extend the period of measures for the social adaptation of family members;

2) the non-completion by the end of the social contract period of the terms of active employment promotion measures applicable to able-bodied persons (able-bodied family members);

3) failure to fulfill the able-bodied person (able-bodied family members) obligations under the social contract for reasons beyond his / her control (temporary disability for more than two months, accident, natural disaster);

4) the need for support to achieve the planned indicators of the development of personal subsidiary farming and (or) individual entrepreneurial activity.

 

  1. What is the basis for the termination of payment of the CCA?

The termination of the social contract is the basis for the termination of the payment of conditional cash assistance.

 

  1. Which organization accepts documents for the appointment of targeted social assistance from 2018?

A person or family applying for targeted social assistance, for information on how to assign targeted social assistance, contact the Center at the place of residence, and in the absence of the Center at the place of residence - the akim of the village, rural district.

 

  1. What is unconditional cash assistance?

Unconditional cash assistance - a type of targeted social assistance provided in the form of monthly cash payments to low-income individuals (families) with limited opportunities to participate in employment promotion measures.

 

  1. To whom is unconditional monetary assistance assigned?

Unconditional cash assistance is provided a lonely living to low-income people with disabilities to participate in employment promotion measures in connection with:

1) achievement of the retirement age established by clause 1 of Article 11 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Pension Security in the Republic of Kazakhstan";

2) disability of the first or second group;

3) the presence of a disease in which a temporary disability period of more than two months can be established;

4) low-income families with no able-bodied persons or the only able-bodied member caring for a child under the age of seven, a disabled child, a disabled person of the first or second group, elderly people in need of care and help.

 

  1. To whom is conditional cash assistance assigned?

Conditional cash assistance is provided to single and (or) single-living low-income able-bodied people, as well as low-income families that have a working (able-bodied) member (s) in their composition, subject to their participation in measures to promote employment and (or) social adaptation, with the exception of persons (families) referred to in paragraph 4 of this article.

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