XIANNING - Xianning will fully raise living allowance standard for old people over the age of 80: raised to 60 yuan from 30 yuan per person per month for old people aged 80 to 99; to 300 yuan from 200 yuan per person per month for old people over the age of 100.
Based on a guess and estimate, the whole city has 45 700 old people over the age of 80 in 2017 and will grant 33.8 million yuan living allowance for old age people. In 2017 Xian’an has 7 248 old people who can enjoy living allowance, needing the budget of 5.218 million yuan; departments directly under municipal government have 1 550 old people who can enjoy living allowance, needing the budget of 1.116 million yuan.
The new standard begins to grant from January, 2017. Jiayu County has granted according to the new standard in the first quarter, other counties or districts will finish granting living allowance of the first half year according to the new standard before the end of June. Municipal government will supervise and handle the implementation of living allowance for old age people in counties or districts. By Qi Bing and Li Yanmei (www.xnnews.com.cn)