Ukrainians will increase utility subsidies for the period of quarantine

What happened?

For the period of quarantine in Ukraine, citizens will receive additional compensation when paying for utilities. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine plans to provide additional benefits to the recipients of the quarantine period.

This is planned to be done by increasing by 50% the social standards for the use of electricity, natural gas, water heating, and the use of hot and cold water.

How much will they add?

The average amount of the subsidy for the payment of housing and communal services is 1200 hryvnias, the amount of the benefit is 750 hryvnias (data for 2019). According to experts, the approximate quarantine subsidy will be 300 hryvnias per household.

Quarantine in Ukraine was introduced on March 12. People are asked to stay home and work remotely whenever possible. Since citizens are using more resources while sitting at home, and the financial situation is unstable, the government decided to take such a step.