In Ukraine increased the minimum child support amount

В Украине повысили минимальную сумму алиментов

The level of payments in favor of the child will be at least 713 hryvnias from may 746 hryvnias from December.

The Verkhovna Rada adopted in the second reading the law No. 4928 on the simplification of the mechanism of alimony. For this decision voted by 226 deputies, reports

If earlier the minimum amount of maintenance per child was 30% of the subsistence minimum for a child of appropriate age, then the law raises the level of payments up to 50%.

Note, for children under 6 years living wage from 1 may 1426 is hryvnia, December 1, 1492 of the hryvnia. Accordingly, under current legislation the minimum child support for kids would be 428 UAH in may and 447 UAH on Dec. In compliance with the adopted document, the level of indemnities in favour of the child will be at least 713 hryvnias from may 746 hryvnias from December.

For children aged 6-18 years cost of living since may 1, 2017 is 1777 hryvnia, and from December 1 – UAH 1860. So, under current law, minimum child support during these periods of time were 533 and 558 hryvnia hryvnia, respectively. This law introduces a minimum child support for children of this age 889 hryvnias from 1 may and 930 hryvnias from December 1.

In addition, the introduction of the document will simplify the mechanism of issuing a court decision on alimony and eliminates the risk of delaying the case.

The bill also provides that alimony are the property of the child (formerly it was spelled out that they belong to the person with whom the child lives).

As reported Корреспондент.netin Ukraine, child support arrears reached $ 1 billion hryvnia. In the courts is 670 thousand enforcement proceedings for compulsory collection of child support.