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Monthly Social Benefits

What is a social benefit?

It is a monthly and lump sum payment for the provision of social assistance to certain categories of people.

 

Who are eligible for benefits?

- Citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

- Stateless persons and foreigners permanently residing in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan (excluding lifetime benefits for civil servants), unless otherwise stipulated in the international agreements to which the Republic of Azerbaijan is a party

 

Who are the disabled people according to the legislation?

Persons with disabilities, including children with disabilities under 18 years of age, persons who have reached the age limit specified in Clauses 7 and 8 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On Labor Pensions”, persons who have not reached 18 years of age (full-time students until graduation, but not older than 23 years) or children with disabilities over 18 years of age with limited health capabilities up to 18 years of age.

 

Applying for social benefits

After the right to receive social benefits is established, the structural unit of the State Social Protection Fund at the place of residence, the "DOST" center or "Single coordination centers for appeals of family members of martyrs, servicemen and persons with disabilities" can apply.

 

Term of consideration for determination of social benefits

An application for the appointment of benefits shall be considered no later than 10 (ten) days from the date of registration and a relevant decision shall be made. If a decision is made to refuse to grant benefits, the applicant shall be officially notified within 5 (five) days, indicating the reasons for the refusal. The applicant has the right to appeal this decision administratively to a higher authority (official) and the court.

 

Payment of social benefits for the previous period

Social benefits are paid for a maximum of three years from the date of application, if eligible.

 

Types of monthly social benefits

 

Lifetime benefits for civil servants

 

In what case is the benefit determined?

In case of voluntary resignation of civil servants holding administrative and auxiliary positions in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On Civil Service” due to reaching retirement age or disability and not being entitled to minimum length of service (15 years) and labor pension

 

How long is the benefit determined?

Lifetime

 

When is the benefit suspended?

When a civil servant is re-employed in the civil service

 

What is the amount of the benefit?

The amount of the benefit shall be determined on the basis of the average monthly salary of the civil servant for the last main position, 12 calendar months preceding the month of resignation.

In this case, the benefit for a civil servant who has worked in the civil service for less than 12 calendar months shall be calculated on the basis of the full calendar months of actual service. The state salary consists of the official salary, bonuses and supplements to the official salary (benefits for the qualification level of the civil servant, length of service, etc.). The amount of the monthly benefit shall be 15% of the civil servant's salary calculated in accordance with this Regulation for the last main position of the civil servant.

 

List of the required documents
1 ID Card
2

Reference of the representatives of the head of the local executive power on the administrative territorial districts or on the field administrative territorial districts about the family structure

3

Labor book confirming voluntary resignation of a civil servant due to retirement age or disability

4

Extract from the examination report of the medical and social expert commission on disability or limited health opportunities of a civil servant in case of voluntary resignation due to disability or limited health opportunities

5

Certificate of the state body on the salary of the civil servant

 

Age benefit

 

In what case is the benefit determined?

If individuals do not have the right to a labor pension and do not work, they can receive social benefits (from 01.01.2020) when they reach the age limit set by Clauses 7 and 8 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On Labor Pensions”.

Men over 63 years of age and women over 60 years of age (men's age limit from July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2021, women's age limit from July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2027 is increased every year for 6 months)

The age limit for women who have given birth to five or more children and raised them until the age of eight is reduced by 1 year per child.

By reducing the age limit for mothers raising children with disabilities up to the age of eight by 5 years

Fathers who have raised 5 or more children without remarriage due to the death of the mother or the dissolution of the marriage with the mother, or fathers who have adopted 5 or more children and raised them alone until the age of eight, as well as 5 and more with a reduction in the age of guardians who have raised more children under the age of eight by 5 years.

 

What is the duration of the benefit?

Lifetime

 

When is the benefit suspended?

When a person starts working

 

How much is the benefit?

220 AZN 

 

What documents are required to determine the benefit?

At present, this benefit is determined proactively without applying to any government agency or submitting any documents.

 

To determine age benefit to women who have given birth to 5 or more children and brought them up to the age of 8:

List of the required documents
1 Certificate of the head of the local executive authority on the administrative-territorial districts or representatives of the territorial administrative-territorial districts on the birth of 5 or more children and their upbringing until the age of 8

 

To determine the age benefit for women who have brought up a child with disabilities up to 8 years of age:

List of the required documents
1 Reference of the representatives of the head of the local executive power in the administrative territorial districts or in the field administrative territorial districts on the raising of a child with a determined disability until the age of 8

 

Due to the death of the mother or the termination of the marriage with the mother, or the deprivation of the mother's parental rights, for the appointment of age benefit for fathers who raise 5 or more children up to the age of eight alone without entering into another marriage:

List of the required documents
1 Certificate of the father raising 5 or more children or a child with disabilities up to the age of 8 on his own without remarriage issued by the representatives of the head of the local executive power on administrative-territorial districts or on territorial-administrative-territorial districts
2

Mother's death certificate or court decision depriving her of maternity rights

 

To determine an age benefit to male guardians raising 5 or more children up to the age of 8:

List of the required documents
1 A copy of the document confirming guardianship
2

Reference of the representative of the head of the local executive power on the administrative territorial districts or on the field administrative territorial districts about the male guardian raising 5 or more children up to the age of 8

 

 To determine an age benefit to fathers who adopt 5 or more children and raise them alone up to the age of 8:

List of the required documents
1 Reference of the head of the local executive authority on the administrative territorial districts or representatives of the field administrative territorial districts on the fact that the father raises 5 or more children up to the age of 8 alone without entering into another marriage
2

A copy of the legally binding decision of the court on the adoption of the child

 

Disability benefit

 

In what case is the benefit determined?

If the disabled person does not have the right to labor pension based on the decision of the body (institution) determined by the relevant executive authority.

Note: According to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan No. 373 dated February 24, 2006 on the implementation of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On Social Benefits", "body (institution)" means the State Medical-Social Expertise and Rehabilitation Agency under the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 

What period is the benefit determined for?

For the duration of disability

 

When is the benefit suspended?

When a person is entitled to a labor pension

 

What is the amount of the benefit?

270 AZN for persons diagnosed with a disability due to 81-100 percent impairment of body functions;
220 AZN for persons diagnosed with a disability due to 61-80 percent impairment of body functions;
150 AZN for persons diagnosed with a disability due to 31-60 percent impairment of body functions.

 

What documents are required to determine the benefit?

At present, this benefit is determined proactively without applying to any government agency or submitting any documents.

 

Benefit for the loss of the head of the family

 

In what case is the benefit determined?

If a disabled person is not entitled to a labor pension (except for the case specified in Clause 14.4 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On labor pensions”)

When one of the parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, regardless of age and ability to work, looks after the children of the deceased under 8 years of age and does not work

 

What period is the benefit determined for?

To the children of the deceased persons - until the age of 18 (until the completion of education for full-time students, but not more than 23 years);

To disabled children over 18 years of age with limited health opportunities before the age of 18 - for the period of disability;

To one of the parents, siblings, grandparents of the deceased who is caring for the children of the deceased under 8 years of age and does not work (regardless of age and ability to work) - up to 8 years of age.

 

When is the benefit suspended?

When a person is entitled to a labor pension

 

What is the amount of the benefit?

AZN 120

 

List of the required documents
1 Certificate of family composition of the representatives of the head of the local executive authority on administrative-territorial districts or field administrative-territorial districts
2 Death certificate of the head of the family (or a copy of the court decision on his disappearance or death)

 

In which case does a person have the right to choose a social benefit or labor pension for the loss of the head of the family?

If the amount of the insurance part of the labor pension calculated for the loss of the head of the family is less than the amount of the social benefit for the loss of the head of the family established by the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "On Social Benefits", each incapable family member is entitled to receive social benefits for loss. This Law came into force on 01.01.2020.

 

Childcare benefit for a child under 3 years of age

 

In what case is the benefit determined?

When a person caring for a child under 3 years of age, determined by the relevant executive authority, is on partially paid social leave

 

What period is the benefit determined for?

For the period of leave from the day the person determined by the relevant executive authority goes on partially paid social leave

 

When is the benefit suspended?

When a person determined by the relevant executive authority returns from partially paid social leave

 

What is the amount of the benefit?

For the care of a child under one and a half years of age – AZN 44 and for the care of a child from one and a half to three years of age – AZN 28.

 

What documents are required to determine the benefit?

The service is provided in electronic form.

 

Benefit for the children of the conscripts

 

In what case is the benefit determined?

When a person is in full-time active military service

 

What is the duration of the benefit?

For the period of time of active military servicemen in active military service

 

When does the benefit suspended?

When active duty military personnel are retired from active military service or die

 

What is the amount of the benefit?

Benefit for the children of military servicemen in full-term active military service is determined in the amount of 120 AZN

 

List of the required documents
1 Reference of the State Service for Mobilization and Conscription of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the fact that the person is in full-term active military service

 

Benefit for guardians of orphans and children deprived of parental care

 

In what case is the benefit determined?

If the persons appointed as guardians by the relevant executive authority have the right to receive social assistance in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On targeted state social assistance” and the children appointed as guardians are not fully provided for by the state

 

What period is the benefit determined for?

For the period for which guardianship is established by the relevant executive authority

 

When is the benefit suspended?

When guardianship is abolished by the relevant executive authority

 

What is the amount of the benefit?

120 AZN

 

List of the required documents
1 Court decision on deprivation of parental rights or parental care
2

Document confirming guardianship

 

Benefits for low-income families with children under 1 year of age

 

In what case is the benefit determined?

If the family has the right to receive targeted social assistance in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On targeted state social assistance"

 

What period is the benefit determined for?

Until the end of the month when the child is one year old

 

When is the benefit suspended?

At the end of the month when the child turns one year old

 

What is the amount of the benefit?

100 AZN 

 

What documents are required to determine the benefit?

At present, this benefit is determined proactively without applying to any government agency or submitting any documents.

 

 

Benefits paid to the wife (husband) or dependent child of the former President of the Republic of Azerbaijan in accordance with the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On Provision of the Former President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and His Family Members”

 

In what case is the benefit determined?

In cases established by the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On provision of the former President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and his family members”

 

What period is the benefit determined for?

The term is determined by the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On provision of the former President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and his family members”.

 

When is the benefit suspended?

When the child of the deceased former President of the Republic of Azerbaijan reaches the age of 18

 

What is the amount of the benefit?

In the amount of 50 percent of the monthly pension payable to the former President (in the amount of the pension payable to the former President in the event of the death of the former President during his term of office)

 

List of the required documents
1 ID Card 
2

Bank account number of the applicanT

3

Death certificate of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijain

4

Birth certificates of children

5

Marriage certificate

 

Benefit for women with more than five children

 

In what case is the benefit determined?

For women who have given birth to and raised more than five children, the child (ie the sixth child) who gave birth to this right, provided that the children are alive, reaches the age of one

 

What period is the benefit determined for?

By the end of the month when the child is 18 years old

 

What is the amount of the benefit?

105 AZN - for each child

 

List of the required documents
1 Reference of the representatives of the head of the local executive power on the administrative territorial districts or on the field administrative territorial districts about the family structure

 

Monthly or one-time benefit to an employee of a privatized or transferred state-owned enterprise who became ill as a result of an industrial accident or occupational disease, or to the family members and other dependents of the employee who died as a result.

 

What is the amount of the benefit?

 

List of the required documents
1 Reference of the representatives of the head of the local executive power on the administrative territorial districts or on the field administrative territorial districts about the family structure
2

An act on an industrial accident in the form prescribed by law or a certificate of the Scientific Research Institute of Medical Prevention named after V.Y. Akhundov of the public legal entity "Association for the Management of Medical Territorial Units" on non-compliance with labor protection rules by the employer. court decision on the occurrence

3

Document confirming the date of payment of the monthly payment

 

Adoption benefit

 

In what case is the benefit determined?

For an adopted child between the ages of 3 and 18 who has lost his or her parents or is deprived of parental care (upon presentation of a valid court decision on the adoption of the child)

 

What period is the benefit determined for?

Adoption benefit is set until the end of the month when the child turns 18

 

What is the amount of the benefit?

200 AZN 

 

What documents are required to determine the benefit?

At present, this benefit is determined proactively without applying to any government agency or submitting any documents.

 

Adoption benefit for a child under 18 with disabilities:

 

In what case is the benefit determined?

For a child with disabilities aged 0-18 (upon submission of a valid court decision on the adoption of a child)

 

What period is the benefit determined for?

Adoption benefit is set until the end of the month when the child reaches 18 years of age.

 

What is the amount of the benefit?

600 AZN 

 

What documents are required to determine the benefit?

At present, this benefit is determined proactively without applying to any government agency or submitting any documents.

 

Benefit for raising a child given to a foster family

 

In what case is the benefit determined?

When an agreement is concluded between the foster parents and the body (institution) determined by the relevant executive authority on the transfer of a child aged 0-18 to a foster family

 

What period is the benefit determined for?

For the period of validity of the agreement concluded between the foster parents and the body (institution) determined by the relevant executive power body on the transfer of the child to the foster family

 

What is the amount of the benefit?

355 manat per child aged 0-6 years

375 manat per child aged 7-13

395 manat per child aged 14-18

 

What documents are required to determine the benefit?

Currently, this benefit is determined proactively without applying to any government agency or submitting any documents.

 

Benefit for raising a disabled child up to the age of 18 given to a foster family

 

In what case is the benefit determined?

When an agreement is concluded between the foster parents and the body (institution) determined by the relevant executive authority on the transfer of a child with a disability under the age of 18 to a foster family

 

What is the duration of the benefit?

For the period of validity of the agreement concluded between the foster parents and the body (institution) determined by the relevant executive power body on the transfer of the child to the foster family

 

What is the amount of the benefit?

395 manat per child aged 0-6 years

415 manat per child aged 7-13

435 manat per child aged 14-18

 

What documents are required to determine the benefit?

Currently, this benefit is determined proactively without applying to any government agency or submitting any documents.

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