How to get the status of a needy family

Before you apply for the grant, you need to know whether your family is poor. To do this you need to take into account all family income over the last quarter. A family is a married couple or single parent and children. In some cases, family may be deemed to be grandparents, for example if they are the legal guardians of their grandchildren. Couples living together but not registered marriage, can not apply for social assistance together. Family income is divided by the number of people in the family. If the resulting income per capita - average per capita income below the subsistence minimum established in your area, you have the right to request social assistance and the status of a needy family.

To receive benefits and status of low-income families need to address in bodies of social protection of the population. The applicant will need to provide income and employment, reference on family composition, which can be obtained from the housing Department, as well as evidence of property ownership, if it has one.

We must distinguish between benefits to large and needy families. Although income first based on family member is often low, not all families with children receive benefits as poor. At the same time, in the case of special circumstances, benefits can be extended to families without children.

The status of low-income families need to confirm annually.

Federal and municipal benefits for the poor

Benefits depend on the region in which the family lives. However, some benefits are provided by the Federal government for each family and common throughout the country. For example, a working member of a poor family may be exempt from income tax. Also, the state provides aid to students from low-income families. Applicants from low-income families with parent-a disabled group I is entitled to non-competitive admission to the University. Also student from low-income families, student at state University, can apply for a social scholarship. To do this he must provide documentation of family income to the social Department of the University.

At the regional level for low-income families provided a number of other benefits such as subsidies for utilities. This benefit is also issued via the services of social protection. To housing subsidies imposed quite stringent requirements the family needs every six months to confirm that she is in need of financial assistance.

Some additional benefits based on low-income families and military families.

Low-income families with children rely child benefit. Its size depends on the age of the child. Increased benefits put unemployed parents of children up to 1.5 years, and single mothers of children under 16 or to 18 years if the child is enrolled in school. At birth non-working parents are also entitled to a special payment. The specific amount of financial assistance depends on the region in which the family lives.