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29 October 2021

Belarus to raise minimum subsistence budget on 1 November

MINSK, 29 October (BelTA) –Belarus will raise minimum subsistence budget on 1 November from Br283.46 to Br288.01, BelTA learned from the Labor and Social Security Ministry of Belarus.

 The Labor and Social Security Ministry issued Resolution No. 71 on 21 October 2021 to revise the minimum subsistence budget on average per capita and for the main social and demographic groups per month. The new sizes of the minimum subsistence budget will be valid from 1 November 2021 to 31 January 2022.

The minimum subsistence budget on average per capita is set at Br288.01 (up by 1.6% from the previous one which was in force from 1 August till 31 October 2021).

This is the fourth time the minimum subsistence wageghas been revised upward this year (1 February, 1 May, 1 August and 1 November). Thus, the minimum subsistence budget on average per capita rose by 11.6% from 1 November 2020.

The minimum subsistence budget across the main social and demographic groups (in September prices) is as follows: Br321.22 for the able-bodied population, Br217.99 for pensioners,Br180.64 for children under 3, Br251.26 for children aged between 3 and 6, Br307.98 for children aged between 6 and 18.

Various allowances and increases that make part of the social security system and also certain social payments tied to the minimum subsistence rate will also be revised upwards correspondingly, by 1.6%. These are state benefits to families raising children, social pensions, additional payments to pensioners aged 75 and older who receive pensions in the labor, employment and social security bodies, the carer's allowances for Group I disabled persons or persons who reached the age of 80, allowances and increases to pensions for certain categories of pensioners.
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