The state intends to pick pockets of those having elderly parents.
"Parliamentarians" are ready to propose to strengthen the responsibility of adult children for the elderly parents.
Tatsiana Starynskaya, a member of the Standing Committee of the "House of Representatives" for Labor and Social Affairs, informed about it at the press conference "Innovations in the social service system of Belarus" which was held in the BelTA's press center today.
"Those who worked in social service before being elected to the Parliament, are ready to introduce proposal on how to increase the responsibility of able-bodied children for their elderly parents, – Tatsiana Starynskaya said. – By law, they must take care of their parents.But it happens that children just bring the elderly person to the social service center and say: do what you want, you are a social service and you have to. And this is despite the fact that the cost of social services is very low."
Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Protection Aliaksandr Rumak informs that the hour tariff for services included in the list of free and available to the public is up to 50 kopecks.
The conditions for providing social services at home depend on the recipient's family and financial situation. Free services are provided only to single needy people.
The services for disabled persons, who have family members, obliged by law to support them, are provided on terms of payment. Depending on the region, the cost of social services for a five-time visit costs up to Br29 (depending on the region).
Aliaksandr Rumak adds that a tripartite agreement will be concluded in order to increase the able-bodied children’s participation in ensuring a decent life for elderly parents.
"We will involve adult children in financing social services for their parents. This is a legal civilized way," – the deputy minister says. The revised version of the law "On Social Services" (comes into force on December 25 this year) provides for the possibility of providing social services on the basis of a tripartite agreement.
This will allow family members of citizens in need of social services, as well as other individuals and legal entities to act as a third party in such a contract and, for example, pay for social services. The conclusion of tripartite agreements is especially relevant for organizing social services on a reimbursable basis at hospitals and nursing homes.