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The bill on enhancing social protection of citizens was adopted by senators in the first reading

16.09.2021 43

Today, a meeting of the House was held under the chairmanship of Speaker of the Senate Maulen Ashimbayev.

At this meeting, the new Deputy of the Senate Serikbai Trumov, who was appointed by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, took the oath of office. He was elected as a member of the Standing Committee of the House on Agrarian Issues, Nature Management and Rural Development. Maulen Ashimbayev wished the new senator to work efficiently for the benefit of the country.

Also, deputies had considered the bill “On Making Amendments and Additions to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Social Protection of Certain Categories of Citizens” in the first reading.

The importance of this bill is due to the fact that it would enhance the protection of the rights and improve the quality of life of citizens with disabilities and people who take care of them. It pays particular attention to children with special needs and their families. Among other things, it introduces, for the first time, allowances for persons caring for people with disabilities of group I. Additionally, the bill also proposes an extension of the period of time that will be taken into account in the caregivers’ length of service. 

“At present, under the Law “On Pension Provision in the Republic of Kazakhstan”, the time of care for children with disabilities under the age of 16 is taken into account when calculating the length of service for the award of pension payments at the age of retirement. The bill stipulates the extension of the calculation of the length of service up to 18 years. This measure will enable people of retirement age to fully take into account the length of service when receiving a basic state pension and retirement pension,” Senator Nariman Turegaliyev pointed out in his report.

Thus, the bill, which has been approved by senators today and sent for consideration in the second reading, would improve the protection of the rights of about 400 thousand citizens of our country.

(Press Office of the Senate, 74-72-27, Photo by E. Ukibayev)

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