The average salary in Ukraine over the past year increased by 48%, according to data of the state statistics. At the end of 2015, the Ukrainians in average earning 4362 hryvnia, and at the end of last year – 6475 hryvnia. The amount of income directly affects the amount of subsidy. Last year the subsidy was counted on the basis of income in 2015, and this year will count with the income for last year. As a result, after offsetting the discount for Ukrainians is significantly reduced.
According to the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers, discount on utilities is calculated at least twice a year on the first of may and first of October. After recalculation, the Ukrainians can count on a subsidy with the income for last year.
For example, a family of four with two average salaries in this heating season paid for communal discount not more than 1064 UAH, and next year will pay UAH 2033. If this amount fully covers the cost communny services within social norms, the grant of such families can and do pick up. If the grant is issued, the social security authorities will make the allocation automatically.
“If circumstances in the family have not changed, if not appeared for last year unemployed among family members, if the number of the registered person in the apartment has not changed, if you did not purchase for the sum from 50 thousand hryvnias – allocation will produce the bodies of social protection on their own. If something in the family has changed, including something from me above, you have to report it to the social security”, – said the “Today” on a government hotline.
“If something in the family has changed, including something from me above, you have to report it to the social security”, – said the “Today” on a government hotline.
But even those families whose income for the previous year does not changed, in the next heating season will need to pay more. This is due to the fact that the social norm on home heating cut. The new standard – 5 cubic meters of gas per square meter (5.5 cubes) – will come into force in may this year. Now that the subsidies cover 330 cubic meters heating the apartment with an area of 60 square meters, in the next heating season “utilities discount” will charge only 300 cubic meters. If we continue to burn 330 cubic meters, 30 cubic meters have to pay without subsidies. According to the current rate is still 204 hryvnia.
In the apartment of the same area with Central heating grant will cover instead of 3.28 is only 2.5 Gcal of heat. If you do not reduce consumption, 0,7 Gcal will have to pay without subsidies. In Kiev, this amount of heat will cost about 1411 USD.