does not have enough money for housing and utility tariffs,
should receive a subsidy from the state. One
should not worry about a lack of money to pay for housing services in case of
low standard of living," Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy
Yatsenyuk stated at a meeting of the Cabinet of
Ministers on Wednesday.
He has noted that
the Government expects to allocate subsidies to about 2 million families, which
makes up about 6 million people.
"As part of
our work on the energy efficiency of the country, and especially support for Ukrainian
citizens to go through this difficult period in the life of Ukraine, which is
associated with market prices and tariffs, especially in energy – a housing
subsidies program is the key task for the Government, the Ministry of Social
Policy and all executive local authority till the end of
this year," he stressed.
Minister instructed the Ministry of Social Policy to inform citizens that are
currently applying for subsidies about automatic granting since the beginning of
the heating season, "You should send to all persons who have applied for
subsidies, but didn’t receive subsidy assignment due to the fact they would be
entitled to assignment of this subsidy starting with the heating season a
written notification that their application has been received, they are in a database,
they do not need to re-apply, and that we automatically send information about a grant since
the next heating season."
He has also
stressed that a subsidy will be appointed for the period from 1 April this
someone received a payment order without a subsidy, in any case we will
compensate these people 100% of subsidies for the entire period from April
1," he explained.
Minister has recalled that the Government foresees UAH24.5 billion in the national budget to
settle these payments for low-income
citizens of Ukraine.