June 29, 2023
The poverty line for the appointment of TSA will be determined at the expense of median income
From 2025, the poverty line for the appointment of the TSA will be determined by the median income, and not from the subsistence minimum. This was announced by the First Vice-Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population Akmadi Sarbasov at a briefing in the Central Communications Service.
Voicing the main novelties of the Social Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which will come into force on July 1 of this year, the speaker noted that additional measures of social support for families with children are provided there: extension of the period of payments for child care up to 1.5 years; monetization of a guaranteed social package for children aged 1 to 6 years from among the recipients of targeted social assistance; awarding the status of awarded mothers to women awarded with “Altyn alka” and “Kumis alka” pendants, and increasing the amount of benefits to women who have given birth and raised 7 or more children.
“In addition, from 2025, the poverty line for the purpose of targeted social assistance will be determined at the expense of median income, and not from the subsistence minimum. We have studied the approaches used in the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Today, the poverty line in the United States is 40% of median income, in Canada – 50%, in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Germany and France – 60%. We also intend to introduce this experience,” Akmadi Sarbasov added.
Recall that in April of this year, the Head of State signed the Social Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Also, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population Tamara Duissenova told about the implementation of the Social Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan and what it will give to Kazakhstanis.