The age up to which orphans receive state support is proposed to be extended to 23 years if they are enrolled in basic education programs. Such a bill of the Cabinet is planned to be considered in the second reading at the plenary sessions of the State Duma in the spring session.
According to the current norms, state provision and social support for orphans and children left without parental care, when they reach the age of eighteen, are terminated and resumed if they undergo vocational training in colleges or universities before completing their studies.
“However, it is not uncommon for persons in this category to reach the age of eighteen, studying in the 11th, 10th and even 9th grades of school, and due to the current provisions of the law, state security and social support are not provided for such persons until they begin training in professional programs, ”the Deputy Minister of Education explained earlier Andrey Korneev.
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The proposed bill fills this gap by establishing guarantees of state provision and social support for orphans until the end of schooling. There are also cases when adults, while studying at school, unfortunately lose their parents – and for this category, the bill also provides for the establishment of guarantees of state security and social support until the end of schooling, the Deputy Minister explained.
If the document is accepted, these categories of citizens will receive the right to free accommodation in residential premises, food, medical care, free travel on urban and suburban transport, as well as a set of clothes and shoes.
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