Court finds meager support for disabled and old people unconstitutional

Latvia's Constitutional Court has found that the current financial support for disabled and senior people is not in line with Latvia's constitution.

The social security support is granted to disabled people and unemployed people who don't qualify for a state pension or insurance over an accident at work; it is also granted to children who've lost their guardian.

Support for most of these groups is set at just 64 euros a month and, in some cases, 159 euros a month for people with disabilities.

The Constitutional Court said that the current regulation will lose force January 2021, by which time the support has to be reviewed and, one can presume, increased significantly.

As reported earlier, the Constitutional Court similarly found that the current guaranteed minimum income level does not comply with the Constitution.

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