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From the Collection of enactment and decrees of the government for 1921, Administration of the Council of People's Commissars of the USSRDownload PDF this collection
About grants for the burial of workers. ( Izv. No. 292, S. U. 79‐669 ).
Article number 669.
Decree of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars.
In development of the resolution of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars of November 15, 1921, on social insurance ( No. 76, art.
627 ), the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars decided:
1. Establish in cities and factory settlements an allowance for the burial of hired workers and disabled family members who are dependent on them in the amount of the average cost of a civil funeral set by the Provincial Department of Social Security in conjunction with the Provincial Communal Department.
2. The aforementioned allowance should not exceed the monthly average wage of a given locality in case of burial of persons over 12 years old, and half of this gum in case of burial of persons under 12 years of age.
3. Local Departments of Social Welfare are granted the right, in return for the issuance of cash grants for burial, to bury the deceased either independently or through local funeral subdivisions of the Communal Services.
4. The Peopleʹs Commissariat of Social Security is instructed, together with the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Internal Affairs, to issue instructions on the application of this provision.
For the Chairman of the Council. Peopleʹs Commissars A. Tsyurup .
N. Gorbunov, Administrator of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars .
Secretary L. Fotieva .
December 5, 1921.
Published in No. 292 Izvestia of the All‐Russian Central Executive
Committee of Soviets dated December 27, 1921.