By Ayya Lmahamad
The State Social Protection Fund under the Labor and Social Protection Ministry increased social security payments by 7.1 percent or AZN 67.4 million ($39.6M) in January-February 2021, the ministry has reported.
During the first two months of the year, the population was provided with AZN 1.2 billion ($705.8M) of social security payments. A total of 2.3 million citizens was provided with social security payments.
Moreover, the ministry underlined that dynamics of growth of social security payments, including pensions, benefits, targeted social assistance, will be continued in 2021.
Azerbaijan continuously takes measures to provide social support to the vulnerable groups of the population. The country's self-employment program under the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection covered 12,000 people in 2020 and is expected to cover 16,000 people in 2021.
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