In Ukraine continues the counting of subsidies for the next six months. Already, the state is not enough money for compensation, “utility rebates”, in the near future the Finance Ministry will ask the Parliament to reconsider the budget and allocate an additional 15 billion hryvnia. The website “Today” figured out how Ukrainians will recalculate income and why in the next heating season, the recipients of subsidies will have to pay more.
Income will consider new
The subsidy for the following season, the Ukrainians will count income from April 2016 to March 2017. Given that the minimum wage since the beginning of this year has increased two times, for many, the discount will be much lower. In addition, a family with two average wage subsidy is not allowed.
For example, a household of three with two minimum wages this winter, pay for utilities with subsidy not more than 267 UAH, and in may will give the already communal 375 hryvnia. Next year, when the discount calculation will take into account the income for the entire 2017, the same family with two minimum wage will have to pay the subsidy 630 hryvnia.
The Ministry of social policy expects that due to rising incomes of Ukrainians will be able to save on subsidies. As told “Today” the Ministry of Finance, thanks to the twofold growth of the minimal salary on the grants at the end of this year will save 5 billion hryvnia.
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The next heating season may be recipients of grants a record expensive. Back in may, the government updated the programme of subsidies: the heating season for those who heat their homes with gas, coal and electricity cut for the whole month. To offset the cost of heating them will be from October 15 to April 15, and from the first October to 30 April. The duration of the heating season for Ukrainians with Central heating to review are not, as before, the decision on the start of the heating season is taken by the local authority.
In addition, will change the amount of the subsidy. Give a discount for payment of utility services within established standards. Last month, these regulations have significantly reduced. For example, for a new standard gas – 5 cubic meters of gas for heating per square meter (5.5 cubic meters). Last winter, the subsidy covers 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.
Who can get subsidies
This year subsidies will extend to those even with the discount accumulated debts for utilities. In addition, to lose assistance from the state can the Ukrainians, who made the purchase for the sum from 50 thousand UAH, or whose income has grown substantially.
For example, a family of three with two minimum wages paid for communal with subsidy not more than 267 USD. The recalculation of the grant will be considered income from April last year to March this year. Considering that in the beginning of this year, the minimum wage has doubled, family with two minimum wages in the summer will have to pay for communal not more than 375 hryvnia.
To identify the “offenders” in the Ministry of Finance a special Department. Their task is to compare information from different registries. For example, of the registers office may obtain information about buying property and land in the amount of 50 thousand hryvnias.
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By the way, in Internet you can find dozens of ads for rental apartments with a good repair and furnished by the subsidy. The Ministry of economy say, if the family rents an apartment, obtain a grant, they can only on the housing in which they live. Moreover, in the design of the grant will be considered income from rental housing. As suggested by the officials, most likely, those who rents an apartment with “subsidies” hide additional rental income.
The state runs out of money for subsidies
At the moment, subsidies are getting more than seven million households, almost 50% of all Ukrainian families. The budget for the utility discount laid 47 billion a year, but a large part of this amount has already been spent. As a result, the state owes to providers, billions of hryvnia, and new grants of money.
The Ministry of Finance estimated that this year the subsidies need to spend about 75 billion hryvnia. To Finance, the Cabinet must prepare a decision on the draft amendments to the budget. To vote for this decision must before the recess, otherwise the money will end, and means for the preparation for the heating season as service providers is not enough.
According to Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman, the grant will allocate 15 billion hryvnia, and 10 billion unused during the heating season grants who plan to return to the state budget. As a result, this year for grants can spend 72 billion hryvnia.
“The amount should be increased is a fact. We have now determined the optimal amount (15 billion UAH – ed.) Further negotiations are conducted. Our plan is to vote is of course up to the end of the session. This is when it is the solution you need. Later, you can always solve the issue. But why did it do worse? We have now the fulfillment on the revenue side, import VAT”, – said the Finance Minister Oleksandr danylyuk.