Government raises social welfare benefitsPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On January 22, the Cabinet made a decision to increase monthly social welfare benefit by MNT 188 thousand and also to set benefit for caregiver of a disabled child at MNT 123 thousand and other caregiver benefits at MNT 84500.
More than 60 thousand people, including single seniors, people with disabilities and orphans, who are not entitled to social insurance allowance, receive welfare benefits. Also, around 11 thousand disabled children aged below 16, who require constant care, receive assistance equal to social welfare benefits.
About 63 thousand people who provide support to the people in need of constant care, including senior or disabled children and adults receive monthly benefits of MNT 76 thousand.
Since July 1, 2019, social welfare benefits for mothers who are taking care of their children with special needs has increased to MNT 114 thousand.
Today’s cabinet resolution comes into force starting February 1, 2020.