On the initiative of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Cabinet of Ministers will soon develop a mechanism for paying cash benefits to children from large families belonging to the low-income category within the preparation for the new school year.
"Positive trends in the economy and the growth of state budget revenues indicate that the state has an opportunity to increase assistance to those of our citizens who need it. Government officials must ensure this as soon as possible and as conveniently as possible - without any bureaucracy," the President said.
To implement this initiative of the President, about 300 million hryvnias have been accumulated, which will be used to support almost 150 thousand children.
"Payments should be made already in August - this is a clear guideline for the government," said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
The Head of State stressed that this initiative should not be limited to the payment of aid. It should be a matter of principle for government officials and all representatives of the local self-government system to ensure that every family in Ukraine can properly prepare children for the school year.
"The state will provide payment for every child from low-income large families who needs it. But all officials, especially at the local level, should assess what else they can do to prepare children while there is time before the start of the new school year," said the President.