of Government told that in the
past week people had appealed
to him over
the question of what verification of social payments means. He explained
what the Government’s goal is.
general, throughout the year the State makes social payments worth UAH 365
billion. These include welfare benefit payments and social assistance for the
citizens of the country. Just think over this figure, it exceeds threefold
the entire budget of the national security and defence”, Arseniy
“What is our overall goal? Our
goal is to ensure that such payments are obtained only by those citizens who
deserve it and who are entitled to receive such assistance under law. Those
who abuse the law, those who are trying, through cheating, to pump every last
Kopeck out of the pockets of pensioners, the pockets of the disabled and of
the displaced families must be deprived of such benefits”, the Prime
of Government reminded: “In
recent months we have cut off payments to 150 thousand so-called displaced
persons, not those who in need, but ‘so-called’. We found out that there was
a sophisticated scheme created: fraudsters would obtain the documents of
citizens who reside in the occupied territory of Ukraine, go to the social
protection authorities and on the plea of the fact that such families are
allegedly registered as temporarily displaced, receive hundreds of millions
of hryvna from the state budget”.
“I will not allow swindlers
to plunder funds from the budget and to rob Ukrainian citizens, depriving
them of the opportunity to have their social standards and pensions improved
because these funds are now pumped out of the budget under such schemes”,
Arseniy Yatsenyuk urged.
highlighted, that “each
person who should, under the law, receive any kind of social assistance or
extra payment will continue to get it.
While those who, through fraudulent schemes, try to steal money from
the state budget and to deprive honest citizens of then entitled payments,
will pay the penalty and such payments will be terminated”.
called on the citizens not
to worry and not
to believe rumours: “These rumours about subsidies are nothing more than
political gamesmanship at your expense. The system is a mechanism to provide real assistance to
the citizens of the country. We have assigned the subsidies in the budget and
every third Ukrainian family receives them”.
also declare that every citizen of the country that needs social assistance
will definitely get it. Whilst everyone who steals from the budget through
fraudulent activities or tries to deprive honest citizens of the opportunity
to obtain such funds, will be punished, and payments
to them will be terminated”, Arseniy Yatenyuk