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Xianning raises the lowest living allowances 18-04-08

  XIANNING - Recently, the municipal government office has issued “the announcement on adjusting the standard of the lowest urban-rural living allowances, rural five guarantees subsistence standard, and the assistance standard of the people living in extreme poverty (orphans are included)”. From Apr 1st, the lowest living allowances will be improved across the board towards all the relief objects in Xianning city.

  Through the quantitative adjustment of the lowest subsistence allowances, the city government has further strengthened the lowest urban-rural living allowances standards and the dynamic adjusting mechanism of rural five guarantees subsistence standard, which safeguards poor people’s basic living rights in a feasible way.

  After the adjustment, the lowest urban living allowance is 583 yuan per month, the lowest rural living allowance is 5333 yuan per year, and the rural five guarantees subsistence standard is 9383 per year, with a year-on-year increase of 9%, 20% and 15% respectively.

  The subsidies for orphans have been improved simultaneously. According to the principle: the allowance should not be lower than the local average living standards, the raising standards of orphans is 1100-1300 yuan per person monthly after the adjustment, which increased by 100 yuan per person monthly compared to that of last year. The welfare institutes raise orphans in a centralized way, with a cost of 21120-24960 yuan per person annually, having a year-on-year increase of 1920 yuan averagely.

  The price index and the consumption expenditure serve as reference for the city government to adjust the lowest living allowances standards, which will benefit directly 150 000 urban and rural people who living in extreme poverty. By Zhou Ronghua (

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