Number of recipients of social benefits grew by 148,000 people


June 3, Fineko/abc.az. The State Social Protection Fund under the Ministry of Labor & Social Protection made payments on social security types to more than 2.3 million people.

ABC.AZ reports with reference to the Fund that pensions were paid to 1.268 million of them, benefits to 417,000 and scholarships to 297,000. Targeted social assistance was provided to 350,000 family members out of 83,000 families.

In May 2020 the quantity of recipients of social benefits increased by 6.8% or by 148,000 people against May 2019.

Last month, AZN 474 million was allocated to finance pensions, allowances, scholarships and targeted social assistance, which is by 24.8% or AZN 94 million more versus the same figure for 2019.