MINSK, 22 July (BelTA) – On 21 July, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed Decree No. 281 “On the provision of annual financial assistance to certain categories of citizens for Victory Day”. In accordance with the Decree, starting from 2022 veterans of the Great Patriotic War and persons affected by the consequences of the war will annually get financial assistance. The Labor and Social Protection Ministry revealed some details to a BelTA journalist.
Financial assistance will be provided to Heroes of the Soviet Union; disabled soldiers and participants of the Great Patriotic War; persons taking part in mine lifting operations in 1943-1945; persons awarded with the orders and medals of the USSR for selfless labor and impeccable military service at the home front during the war; persons working at air defense facilities and near-frontline railway sections; survivors of the Leningrad siege; persons disabled from childhood as a result of the war.
Financial assistance will be also given to family members of soldiers who died during the war: spouses who did not enter into a new marriage; children disabled from childhood; other dependents if their pensions envisage such an increase.
Financial assistance will be annually provided to former prisoners of fascism if their pensions envisage such an increase.
“The size of financial aid and the period of payments will be annually determined by the government upon agreement with the president,” the representative of the Labor and Social Protection Ministry said.
At present there are 14,000 persons eligible for the financial assistance from 2022 in Belarus.