Targeted social aid resumed in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, January 8 / Trend , U.Ismayilova /
Azerbaijan resumed providing state targeted social aid (TSA) to poor people, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection said on Jan. 8. TSA in Azerbaijan was suspended in September 2009 because of the transition of the Ministry to automated governance system.
"Today in Azerbaijan new 40,000 families were appointed to receive TSA," said the ministry. At the time of suspension of the aid, it was provided to 150,000 families.
The Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Protection Ilgar Rahimov said earlier that this year the number of families receiving TSA would amount to 140-150,000 and each of them will receive 110-120 manat compared to 90-100 manat in 2009.
The ministry also said that those who did not receive aid from September to December 2009 will receive them in three stages according to the criterion of need for the last year - 60 manat, and the persons to whom TSA has already been appointed in 2010 - 65 manat.
Since 2006, Azerbaijan has been introducing the system of targeted social aid. The TSA amount is determined based on the difference between the criterion of need and income per family member.
Official rate on Jan. 8 is 0.8031 AZN/USD.
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