In Ukraine, on 30 April, the end of “winter” subsidies. A family with a “discount” on the communal apartment, which saved on heating and used less heat balances in their accounts will lose. As explained on the hotline of the Cabinet, overpayment for Central heating will be written off completely, and those who heated homes and apartments with gas, on account of leave the equivalent of 100 cubes of blue fuel (currently 680 hryvnia). The website “Today” has found out, in which case the Ukrainians will leave the overpayment for communal and anyone can pick up a discount.
Why and from whom the state will take an overpayment
Grant the Ukrainians assigned to two periods: the heating and non-heating season. In the cold period of the year, the government allocates subsidies for more money to offset the cost of heating. However, the families who are eligible for subsidies for communal year-round pay a fixed amount – not more than a certain percentage of their income (more can be read here).
She subsidy is assigned to a social norm of consumption. For example, for the family, which heats the house with gas, per square meter of housing subsidy covers of 5.5 cubic meters of gas. The house has an area of 70 squares is 385 cubic meters a month. If instead of 385 to use 300 cubic meters during the season will accumulate overpayment 4046 hryvnia.
Even last year, officials promised that the overpayment will not be written off – it will take the next months to ensure that the Ukrainians were an incentive to save. “If people didn’t use all the normal resources on the family savings subsidies remain in the accounts of the family and can be used in the coming months, including to repay a mandatory portion of payment”, – said in July 2016, the Minister sotspolitiki Andrey Reva.
Overpayment for water, gas and electricity (if they are not used for heating) will really take for the next month, but the overpayment for heating – just write off. “If you heat a house or apartment with gas, on account of leave the equivalent of 100 cubic meters of gas. If you have an overpayment on the Central heating – all the money will be written off from the account and return to the budget”, – said the “Today” on the hot line of the Cabinet.
“If you heat a house or apartment with gas, on account of leave the equivalent of 100 cubic meters of gas. If you have an overpayment on the Central heating – all the money will be written off from the account and return to the budget”, – said the “Today” on the hot line of the Cabinet.
According to the Vice-Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko, this country has gone to because of the difficult economic situation. The official agrees that such a system deprives Ukrainians of motivation to save.
If during the heating season grant was appointed late and the overpayment is private money that is paid before the discount, “savings”, as stated by the Ministry of social policy, not touched.
By the way, in the Memorandum with the IMF, Ukraine undertook the obligation to monetize the subsidies. If at the moment monetization in Ukraine, worked, family, which is 385 cubic meters of spent on heating of 300 cubic meters of gas, at the end of the heating season would have received more than four thousand “hands on”. Overpayment for heating in Ukraine subsidianes write off at the end of this month, after the local social security authorities calculate the size of the new discounts – without the cost of heat.
Who can go without subsidies and why in the next heating season will have to pay more
From the first of may, the Cabinet introduced a new social norm of energy consumption. Innovations Ukrainians will feel in October-November this year, when will come the first bills for heating. 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.
The apartment in 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.
The grant, explain in the Ministry of social policy, can only those Ukrainians who give for communal more than 15% of their income. If after raising the minimum wage to two times the official income of Ukrainians in the summer allows you to pay your own utilities, the discount after the heating season can take.
For example, a family of three with two minimum wages (3200 UAH) should pay for the communal not more than 729 hryvnias, the rest is compensated for by the subsidy. In summer, a family not entitled to a subsidy. So, in Kiev on the payment of electricity, gas, hot and cold water in the framework of social norms in three people will need 710 USD.
We will note, the Ministry of Finance prepares the draft law “On verification”. If the document is accepted, to check subsidianes will be new. Now the results of the verification of seven thousand families were left without subsidies (the state saved almost 15 million). Just a “blacklist” of the Ministry of Finance got 185 thousand grantees, the information is checked with social security authorities.Without leave of subsidies for two reasons:
Grantee’s hiding part of income:
- Grantee made a purchase for the sum from 50 thousand within 12 months of receipt of “discounts”
- Without the help can also be those Ukrainians whose income over the past year increased significantly.
Recall that in this year, according to estimates of the Cabinet, the number of subsidianes in Ukraine will increase to nine million families (most in the country was 15 million households).