More than 5 billion tenge annually allocated for the provision of social assistance in Astana
According to the official website of capital akimat, in the capital, special attention is paid to the social security of older people, on a regular basis, measures are taken to improve their social support quality of life.
More than 80 thousand pensioners live in Astana, including 89 veterans of the great Patriotic war, 24 thousand people with disabilities, including 4644 children.
As the head of the employment and social protection Department of Astana Yermek Ospanov noted during the meeting of representatives of state bodies of the city with pensioners of the capital on the provision of public services in the akimat of Esil district, all categories of socially vulnerable citizens are covered by social support under the Program "Social payments to certain categories of needy citizens by the decision of local representative bodies" in the form of providing free services and in the form of cash payments. More than 5 billion tenge is allocated annually for the provision of social assistance.
The mayor's office of the capital has created conditions for free travel for six privileged categories of citizens – pensioners by age and length of service, as well as recipients of state social benefits by age and on the occasion of loss of a breadwinner, who have reached retirement age, mothers with many children, disabled children up to eighteen years and their accompanying persons, participants and invalids of the great patriotic war and persons equated to them. Free travel covered more than 115 thousand people.
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