Rosstat: a third of Russians turned out to be dependent on state payments
"A total of 128.6 million respondents in the census indicated their sources of livelihood (87% of the total population). 58.4 million people (39.6% of the total population, or 45% of those who indicated sources) reported that they receive a salary during the census, and every third person mentioned benefits as a source of income (33% of those who answered, or 42.7 million people)," the material says.
Among the most common state benefits that Russians need were: pensions, unemployment benefits, social benefits (payments to pregnant women, monthly allowances for children), benefits and subsidies. Older citizens over the age of 60 depend more on these types of state payments, the article clarifies.
On January 7, Yulia Finogenova, Professor of the Department of State and Municipal Finance at Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, reminded that most Russian pensioners will receive indexed pensions from January 1. For non-working pensioners, the increase in payments will be 4.8%, and the total amount of pension increases from the beginning of 2022 will be about 15%, taking into account the indexation in June by 10%.