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Chukotka pensioners compensated travel to places of rest in the amount of 18 million rubles

In 2014, more than 420 pensioners of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug took advantage of the right to free travel to a place of rest in the territory of the Russian Federation and back. This was reported by the press service of the administration of the region with reference to the separation of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation for the Chukotka Autonomous District.

“98 of the total number of citizens received travel documents that ensure the pensioner's travel to the place of rest in the country and back. More than 330 people took advantage of compensation in the form of reimbursement of actually incurred travel expenses after returning home from a trip, ”the FIU noted. The total amount of compensation for travel expenses amounted to about 18 million rubles.

As of January 1, 2014, the population of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug is 50 people, of which 555 residents (14%) are pensioners, including 642 are unemployed. Since 29, non-working pensioners, whose income is below the subsistence level established in Chukotka, receive state assistance in the form of a regional social supplement to their pension. According to the latest data, this support measure is used by about 5 thousand citizens. Today the living wage is 676 thousand rubles. In addition, the Okrug has a state program "Social support for the population of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug for 2010 - 1,5", which provides for measures aimed at improving the quality of life of the population, creating an effective system of social services, providing citizens with support and state assistance.

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