Recently, Shandong released a notice to optimize the subsidy system for the elderly in financial difficulties.
What kind of bonus will the notice bring to the elderly with financial difficulties?
Above all, the coverage range of subsidy will be expanded. The subsidy range will be expanded to the elderly aged between 60 and 99 from the previous range from 80 to 99 living on minimum subsistence allowances.
Secondly, the new document rises the subsidy standard to a higher level. For the old people aged 60-79, 80-89 and 90-99, the monthly subsidy is 80 yuan, 100 yuan and 200 yuan for each person, among which, for those who cannot take care of themselves at second or third level, another 60 to 80 yuan will be added per month.
Last but not the least, the subsidy will be distributed in a more flexible way. The notice specifies that the subsidy funds are used to ensure the basic living, service for the aged and nursing of the elderly. In addition to the simultaneous socialized distribution by financial institutions, it can also be used by the county-level government as a whole and distributed in the form of government purchase of services, on the basis of respecting the willingness of the elderly.