Address social assistance Printable versionLast update: 05.04.2020
State targeted social assistance is a payment in cash provided by the state to individuals with monthly average per capita income below the poverty line established in regions, cities of republican significance, the capital, in the form of unconditional and conditional cash assistance.
Unconditional monetary assistance is provided:
1) Single and/or lonely low-income people with limited opportunities to participate in employment promotion measures in connection with:
- achievement of retirement age;
- disability of the first or second group;
- the presence of a disease in which the term of temporary incapacity for work can be established for more than two months.
2) Low-income families, all able-bodied family members of whom are invalids of the first or second group and/or have diseases in which the term of temporary incapacity for work can be established for more than two months, and/or care for:
- a child under the age of seven;
- a disabled child;
- a disabled of first or second group;
- the elderly;
- needing outside care and help.
Conditional cash assistance is rendered to lonely and/or lonely for poor working-age individuals, as well as for low-income families with an able-bodied member/members, provided that he/they participate/s in employment promotion measures and/or if necessary social adaptation.
Who is assigned targeted social assistance?
Targeted social assistance in the RK can be obtained by categories of persons with an average per capita income not exceeding the poverty line:
- citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
- persons without citizenship permanently residing in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The poverty line is the boundary of the income necessary to meet the minimum needs of one person, which is established as a criterion for determining the size of targeted social assistance.
Who can not get social assistance?
According to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On State Social Targeted Assistance" the following have no right to get social targeted assistance:
- persons (families) with an average per capita income exceeding the poverty line, established in regions, cities of republican importance, the capital;
- families whose able-bodied family members refused to participate in measures to promote employment, with the exception of minor children, including children enrolled in full-time education in medium-sized, technical and vocational, post-secondary education, higher education institutions, after they reach adulthood before the time the end of their educational institutions (but not more than up to the age of twenty-three);
- persons (families) who have provided knowingly false information and unreliable (fake) documents for the purpose of targeted social assistance.
The amount of targeted social assistance
According to the Law "On State Targeted Social Assistance", the size of targeted social assistance for a person or a family is calculated by the authorized body in the form of a difference between the per capita income and the poverty line established in regions per family member. In the event of a change in family composition and income, the amount of targeted social assistance is recalculated. The applicant must also report on the circumstances that may serve as the basis for changing the size of targeted social assistance to the authorized body within 10 working days.
How is the per capita income calculated?
Determination of the aggregate income of a person applying for targeted social assistance is made on the basis of documents submitted when applying for targeted social assistance and information obtained from information systems of state bodies.
The aggregate income of the family includes all types of income, except for housing and targeted social assistance, as well as measures of state support in the framework of participation in active measures to promote employment received in cash or in kind within a specified period of time. Akimats, taking into account the peculiarities of the regions, have the right to determine the following as not giving income: livestock, poultry, land plot.
The average per capita income is calculated by dividing the total income received in the quarter preceding the quarter for applying for targeted social assistance to the number of family members and for three months.