Reduced heating season and promised the cash: as the Cabinet changed the program of subsidies

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 26 April amended the decree on the procedure for granting subsidies. Now a part of the savings will give subsidianes “on hand”, and the rest is just written off in favor of the state. In addition, before benefits were appointed for the heating season from 1 October to 30 April, and now for Ukrainians without Central heating, the grant will cover the cost of heat only from October 15 to April 15. The website “Today” has found how the government changed the system of grants and to whom it will affect.

Social norms: who will have to pay more

From the first of may will come into force new regulations for heating. If the subsidy covers 5.5 cubic meter of gas per square meter, in the next heating season, the discount will be credited only to five cubic meters of blue fuel. Suppose a family in a house of 70 square meters last winter could burn 385 cubes. In October of this year on the same area will allocate 350 cubes, if spend as much for 35 cubic meters will have to pay without subsidies. At the moment this volume of gas is 240 USD.

In the apartment of the same size, with Central heating, the subsidy will cover only 3 instead of 3.8 Gcal of heat. If you do not reduce consumption over 0,8 Gcal will have to pay without subsidies. In Kiev, this amount of heat would cost 1133,5 hryvnia.

In addition, the Cabinet reviewed the duration of the heating season. The Ukrainians, who use the Central heating, will receive subsidies for heat after the decision of local authorities about the start of the heating season. But those who own heats a house or apartment, the heating season was reduced by one month. If earlier the subsidy was accrued from October 1 to April 30, this year discount will accrue from October 15 to April 15. If you start flushing early – used for heating cubic meters of gas or kWh of electricity will have to pay.


There is good news. Subsidy for heating is assigned to a certain area. For example, if the person lives alone, the government will give a discount on heating only 49 square meters, the rest had to pay full price. This standard, the government reviewed for the disabled. The Ministry of social policy often came appeals from single pensioners who live by themselves in apartments with area of 50 squares. Even with the meager pensions for heating of the apartment they had to pay themselves. In the next heating season for the disabled the maximum area of a house or apartment increased from 49 to 75 square meters per person.

A portion of the savings will give cash, the rest will be written off

Overpayment for water, gas and electricity (if they are not used for heating) is transferred to the next month, but the lion’s share of the overpayment for the heating simply write off. According to the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers, before the first of September subsidianes who are saved, will pay a sum equivalent to 100 cubic meters of gas and 150 kWh of light (if the house is heated with electricity).

For example, if the family put 385 cubic meters of gas for heating, burned 300 cubic meters of gas during the heating season can save blue fuel for about 4,000 hryvnia. 690 hryvnias will give them cash, and the rest will return to the state budget. “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.

For Ukrainians with electric boiler and a large overpayment relies monetization 150 kWh of electricity. At the current rate it’s only 174 of the hryvnia. “This is the first step of monetization [of the subsidies],” said at the government meeting on 26 April, Vice-Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko.

Who need to fill out the paperwork and who can get a subsidy

Statement and Declaration of income must be submitted again to the families who have rented accommodation or if you have changed your family composition. In addition, according to the law, subsidiarity within one month must notify social security that if someone is discharged or spelled out, if someone retired or got a job, if you made a purchase in the amount of 50 thousand hryvnias. By the way, purchase this amount is sufficient reason to leave the family without discounts for communal.


For that you can take a subsidy:

  • Purchase of 50 thousand
  • Family income allows you to pay social norm of consumption of services
  • The family hides the extra income

Summer without the subsidies can stay, even those families who live on minimum wage. So, a family of three with two minimum wages (for 3200 hryvnia) to pay for 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 remind, 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.