Deputy Minister: “The pensions of the disabled persons and veterans will be increased next year”

Deputy Minister: “The pensions of the disabled persons and veterans will be increased next year”
# 26 December 2012 11:00 (UTC +04:00)

The Deputy Minister said the rehabilitation and treatment of people with disabilities will be also carried out in the framework of these projects: “Treatment process will be carried out in Azerbaijan and abroad. The project will also cover the involvement of disabled people in sports, their personal and social problems.”

Rahimov said there are more than 453 000 persons with disabilities in Azerbaijan and each disabled citizen was involved in various programs.

The Deputy Minister said pensions of the disabled and veterans would be increased by 2013: “Social benefits will be also increased. They were increased 10% last year. At least 10% increase is expected this year, too. Sometimes they say social benefits are low, we admit it. On the other hand, it is necessary to take into account that this amount is increasing every year. Today, there are citizens receiving high benefits. However, there are some receiving low benefits whose revenues we are compensating by involving them in various projects.”

Rahimov said the increase would cover all.

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