THE WAYS OF ASSISTING PEOPLE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY WERE DISCUSSED IN THE MINISTRY FOR VETERANS AFFAIRS
The issue of assistance, social protection of people with disabilities belonging to low-mobility groups and forced to live in the temporarily occupied territory were discussed today at the Ministry for Veterans Affairs during the meeting of the socio-economic subgroup within the framework of the Interdepartmental Working Group.
«The Ministry for Veterans Affairs aims to help citizens of Ukraine who are forced to live in the temporarily occupied territories and who are unable to independently obtain social benefits from the state. One of the important tasks is to consolidate the efforts of the Government to create an appropriate legislative framework and regulatory legal acts with effective mechanisms for restoring social payments to low mobility persons - the elderly and those with special needs and the possibility of their verification», ‒ said the Advisor to the Minister for Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine Artem Salikhov.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Social Policy, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Pension Fund of Ukraine, the Luhansk Oblast Military Civil Administration, the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ukraine (ICRC), UNHCR and society.
The main task is to develop a verification mechanism for low-mobility citizens - residents of temporary occupied territories, where the Government of Ukraine is not able to exercise its authority.
During the meeting, the participants agreed to jointly develop several mechanisms, including proposals for changes in legislation and draft governmental decisions.
Recall that the Interdepartmental Working Group on resolving problematic issues in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, including the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons, within the framework of which there was a meeting of the subgroup of socio-economic cluster, formed in November this year by order of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk.