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Food cards offered to be given to recipients of benefits in Russia
The Union of Consumers of Russia proposed to issue food cards to low-income Russians who receive benefits for housing and communal services. You can only spend money on food.
As they write "Ведомости”, Such support will be able to receive families, whose income is more than 22% go to the payment of utilities, and to cover these costs they receive subsidies. The total number of recipients of such support in Russia is about three million families - this is 5,3% of all families.
According to the authors of the initiative, the introduction of the cards will cost the Russian budget 200 billion rubles. Each family will be able to receive about three thousand rubles for all family members.
Ministry of Industry previously suggested listing low-income families funds for food. The payment is proposed to be made monthly. Such measures will help lift some Russians out of poverty.