MINSK, 13 May (BelTA) – As of 1 May 2021, 98,561 deposit accounts were opened for large families under Belarus' family capital program, 16,182 of which were opened under the new program for 2020-2024, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Labor and Social Security Ministry.
As many as 82,379 deposit accounts with the total sum of $823.8 million were opened in line with the family capital program that was running in 2015-2019. The 2015-2019 program provided $10,000 to large families upon the birth or adoption of the third and subsequent children in the period from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019.
As many as 16,182 large families opened deposit accounts with the total sum of Br366.6 million in line with the program extended for 2020-2024. Under the new five-year program, family capital is granted to large families upon the birth or adoption of the third and subsequent children from 1 January 2020 till 31 December 2024. The sum of family capital amounted to Br22,500 in 2020 and from 1 January 2021, it equals Br23,737.5. Families can apply for family capital no later than six months after the birth or adoption of the third and subsequent children.
“As of 1 May 2021, 34,852 families had applied for permission to use family capital ahead of due time. Of them, 31,099 (89%) want to use the money to improve housing conditions, 1,753 (5%) – to get education, and 2,000 (6%) – to receive healthcare services. The ministry granted permission to use family capital earlier to 32,775 applicants,” the ministry noted.
Most of these families are from Brest Oblast – 7,122. Then goes Minsk Oblast with 5,433 families, Gomel Oblast with 5,334, the city of Minsk with 4,407, and Grodno Oblast with 3,895. Mogilev Oblast and Vitebsk Oblast round out the list with 3,360 and 3,224 families allowed to use family capital ahead of due time respectively.