The President of Ukraine signed the Law «On amendments to article 15 of the law of Ukraine «On status of war veterans, guarantees of their social protection» to strengthen social protection of families of heroes of ATO and of the Revolution of Dignity. As reported in the press service of the President, the law was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on 2 February.
The law is aimed at social support of family members of persons who were killed or died as a result of wound, contusion or injury received during participation in the antiterrorist operation, ensure its implementation, including volunteers, while participating in the Revolution of Dignity.
The act grants the right to the relevant categories of persons for special benefits, including free prescriptions, medicines, immunobiological preparations and medical products under recipes of doctors with 50-a percentage discount on payment for use of housing (rent) within the limits prescribed by law, regardless of the total family income.
Earlier the Verkhovna Rada has appointed payments to people injured due to the actions of police officers during the protests on Independence square in Kiev in the winter of 2014. Bill No. 4022 of Yuriy Lutsenko as a basis and generally supported by 245 MPs.
Poroshenko has signed the law on strengthening of social protection of families of heroes of ATO and of the Heavenly Hundred 19.02.2016