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As of December 31, 2020, about 70 thousand Muscovites continued their studies remotely.
Comfortable conditions are being created in Moscow for pensioners and veterans of the Great Patriotic War. So, for them, since January 1 of last year, all monthly payments have been indexed by 5.6 percent. The largest item of budget expenditures under the state program is additional payments to the pensions of Moscow pensioners. In 2020, the pension, taking into account the additional payment, was 19.5 thousand rubles.
A monthly payment of 1,584 rubles was also introduced for those Muscovites who were children during the war years and were born in the period from January 1, 1928 to September 3, 1945.
Despite the increase in the retirement age, Muscovites can apply for benefits that were previously available to pensioners (from 55 years old – for women and from 60 years old – for men). Last year, about 66.8 thousand people received the pre-retirement status. It gives the right to free travel, medical examination and a voucher for sanatorium-resort treatment for unemployed citizens.
The project of the Mayor of Moscow is developing successfully “Moscow longevity”Which opened on March 1, 2018.
In every district of the city, a pensioner can attend classes for free that have a positive effect on the physical and psychological state of a person.
During its existence, the project has turned into a full-fledged city program and has become an integral part of the life of Moscow. Over the three years of its work, about 380 thousand older Muscovites have become its participants. Due to the epidemiological situation in the city, the work was transferred to distance format… As of December 31, 2020, about 70 thousand pensioners continued their studies remotely, services were provided by 563 providers, 2,683 groups were opened in 30 directions.
Moscow retirees lead an active lifestyle and place high demands on services and places where they would like to spend their time. In response to this request, a network of city clubs for pensioners, “My Social Center,” appeared in the capital, where residents themselves are the main organizers of the events. In the spring of 2020, less than 90 clubs moved to the online space, and by the end of the year, about 170 associations were operating in this format. During the home regime, the Muscovites of the “silver” age held more than 1.5 thousand events, which were attended by more than four thousand participants.
In total, in 2020, the My Social Center clubs have held more than eight thousand events, and Muscovites have visited them over 100 thousand times.
Attention to every veteran
Today, 39 thousand veterans of the Great Patriotic War live in Moscow. Of these, 4.5 thousand are invalids and war veterans, 33.2 thousand are home front workers and 2.2 thousand are citizens who have been awarded the sign “Resident of besieged Leningrad”.
In 2019, the amount of payment increased twice, to 20 thousand rubles, in connection with the 78th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi troops near Moscow. Veterans received the same amount in 2020 for the 79th anniversary of the defense of the capital.
On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Victory, veterans of the Great Patriotic War living in Moscow also received an increased one-time payment: 25 thousand rubles – invalids and war veterans, as well as participants in the defense of Moscow, veterans awarded the medal “For the Defense of Leningrad”, 15 thousand rubles – home front workers, widows of veterans of the Great Patriotic War, honorary donors during the Great Patriotic War, veterans awarded the sign “Resident of blockade Leningrad”, as well as former prisoners of fascism, 10 thousand rubles – pensioners born before December 31, 1931. More than 106.7 thousand people received payments.
The monthly cash income of the veterans was:
– 53.2 thousand rubles – for invalids of the Great Patriotic War;
– 35.3 thousand rubles – for participants in the Great Patriotic War;
– 36.2 thousand rubles – for participants in the defense of Moscow.
For each veteran, a unique assistance program has been created, based on his wishes and life situation. Modern forms of social services are actively developing: home-based social services, provision of Panic Button devices, participation in the Home Sanatorium program, nursing services at the Moscow House of War and Armed Forces Veterans, accommodation in boarding houses for war and labor veterans. Much attention is paid to lonely veterans of the Great Patriotic War. For them, patronage services, delivery of food and medicine, escort to medical institutions and much more are provided.
In the Year of Memory and Glory, the executive authorities of the city of Moscow awarded more than 56.9 thousand anniversary medals.
Renovation work continues in the living quarters where the veterans of the Great Patriotic War live. In 2020, 1,837 apartments were renovated.
Proactive approach and targeting
Since January 2020, a list of social services and their standards based on new technologies and services has been approved in Moscow. Their volume is now formed individually, based on the ability of pensioners to serve themselves. Social services managed to move away from the principle of “what we can” to the principle of “what a person needs”, focusing on his needs.
The use of remote services has reduced the time for providing services for the purchase and delivery of food and essential goods. Thanks to this, 40 percent of the social worker’s time is devoted to working directly with people. Now, instead of shopping in the store, he can help the ward prepare hot food, accompany him for a walk, clean the apartment, wash and change the bedding.
Using remote services to deliver groceries or pay utility bills has made some services free. For example, in the past, escorting for a walk, cooking hot food and cleaning the apartment were provided for a fee.
“Fairy Tales to Grandchildren” project
In 2020, activists of the capital’s club spaces “My Social Center” launched the “Fairy Tales to Grandchildren” project.
The project gives grandparents the opportunity to record a video story for orphans or children from families in difficult life situations.
In total, more than 500 fairy tales have been recorded. On the official YouTube channel Department of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the City of Moscowpublished 175 videos, on channel“My social center” – 77.
More than half a million electronic social certificates
For families who need help buying groceries, baby products, common household appliances, electronic social certificates are valid.
In total, 544.3 thousand electronic social certificates were issued in 2020, of which 403.4 thousand were for food aid and 45 thousand were for durable goods.
Around 12 thousand Muscovites of the older generation received material assistance, 156.8 thousand – material assistance.
Families in difficult life situations were issued almost 249 thousand certificates for baby products, durable goods and food aid.
All types of targeted assistance are provided upon request (depending on the specific life situation). Electronic social certificates can be obtained exclusively online – through the official websites of social service institutions.
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