MP from OPPOSITION BLOC Konstantin Pavlov stated this at a briefing in the Verkhovna Rada on Wednesday, December 6.
"As a deputy representing Kryvyi Rih, I constantly meet with people. At all meetings, people are outraged by the size of tariffs and kopecks, which the government calls subsidies. In Kryvyi Rih, we opened a "green road" for the rapid processing of subsidies, organized an additional number of social workers. However, like throughout the country, there is a problem – these are the rules for processing subsidies. For 2 years, their state changed more than 10 times. I emphasize: the rules are set precisely in Kyiv and for the whole country. Previously, to receive subsidies, the amount of utility payments should not have been more than 10-15% of the family income. And now, after the complicated algorithm of calculations with application of the so-called "the obligatory amount of payment", not that the pensioner, the doctor of physical and mathematical sciences does not understand!" the opposition politician said.
The MP stressed that, in fact, all these complex calculations, a reduction in the norms of gas consumption, etc. aimed at one thing – to reduce the number of people who receive subsidies.
Konstantin Pavlov also sent an official request to the Ministry of Social Policy, demanding to explain why, under the new rules, when determining the size of the subsidy, it is considered that officially unemployed people of working age allegedly receive 3,524 UAH per month. Because this non-existent money is taken into account, many families have lost subsidies.
"Now to determine the right to a subsidy it is considered that unemployed persons of working age still allegedly have an income of two subsistence minimums. That is, in every family where there is an official unemployed, the state compulsorily takes into account the family’s income for 3524 "fictitious hryvna", depriving the family of the right to subsidy or substantially reducing its size. Because of the impoverishment and the fact that they are deprived of subsidies, people cannot pay for utilities – the debt is growing. I wrote to the relevant committee of the Verkhovna Rada that Oleksandr Vilkul drafted a draft law on the prohibition of driving people out into the street for debts on utilities into the voting hall. Debts are catastrophic and there may be tens of thousands of families with veterans and children on the street," the parliamentarian said.
"We, Kryvyi Rih deputies, demand justice for the people of Krivbass labor! Those who work should not live in poverty," Konstantin Pavlov summarized.