TSA is not a salary - vice minister

During his working trip to Kostanay region, Vice-Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of Kazakhstan, Nariman Mukushev, visited employment centers where he explained the new rules for providing targeted social assistance (TSA), reports citing the press service of the Ministry.

At Kostanay region’s employment center, the vice minister examined the process of receiving applications for the appointment of TSA. Talking with the staff of the employment center, Mukushev focused on the need for explanation to the applicants of the new rules for providing targeted social assistance.

“You must correctly inform the citizens that TSA is not a salary, but state support for families in difficult situations,” he said.

According to the new rules, if an able-bodied family member refuses from proposed job-placement measures, he and his family lose their right to TSA.

He also noted that from February, children from families receiving TSA will be provided with a guaranteed social package. For children aged 1 to 6 years, the social package includes grocery sets and hygiene items. For children aged 6 to 18, hot meals are provided in schools, stationery and school clothes. Also for this category of children travel fare to school will be reimbursed. Medical care, including dental care for children under 18 will be provided as part of the guaranteed amount of free medical care and compulsory social health insurance.

In addition, from January 1, 2020, state benefit was introduced for families with 4 or more children, minors or full-time students under the age of 23.

As previously reported, on January 13-14, the Vice Minister conducted explanatory work on the provision of TSA and support for large families in Aktobe region.

20:41, 20 January 2020


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