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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
Published in No. 17 of Izvestia of the All‐Russian Central Executive Committee of Soviets on January 27 and in No. 21 of February 1, 1921. On the social security of workers and employees and members of their families. ( Izv. No. 18, S. U. 8‐53 ).
Article No. 53.
Decree of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars
To amend and supplement the existing decrees and regulations on social security, the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars decides:
1. Extend the provision on social security of workers in the event of temporary and permanent disability to members of families of workers and employees in the number of no more than one per family, if they are engaged in caring for children under 12 years of age or run a household.
2. Cash allowance in case of temporary disability to persons receiving at tariff rates, to issue the procedure specified in the decree of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars, published in Sobr. . No. 74 of 1920, Art. 343 in the amount of actual earnings, but not more than two times the maximum wage rate; for persons receiving non‐rock professional rates (1920, No. 81, art. 394 ), to issue in the amount of their basic salary without calculating bonus, overtime, etc. additional forms of earnings.
3. The monetary allowance for dependent workers and employees, members of their families who have temporarily lost their ability to work (illness, pregnancy, childbirth), shall be set in the amount of the average tariff rate.
4. The one‐time supplementary allowance for care items for newborns shall be set in the amount of the basic monthly allowance specified in Art. 2 of this resolution.
5. Allowance for nursing mothers to be given from the first day of childbirth; for those who receive at tariff rates ‐ in the amount of half of the actual earnings; for those who receive out‐of‐category rates in the same amount, but not more than the personal rate.
6. Pensions, in the event of the death of the breadwinner of the family, shall be established: for one person in the amount of the lowest tariff rate and for each next ‐ in the amount of half the lowest tariff rate, but not more than two times the lowest rate for the whole family.
7. Extend the provision of families in the event of the death of the breadwinner to cases of the unknown absence of the head of the family.
8. Establish pensions for disabled members of families of workers, employees and Red Army soldiers with complete disability of the head of the family in the amount established for the pension in the event of the death of the breadwinner of the family, in addition to the pension due to a complete disabled person personally.
9. To establish the provision of persons involved in labor service, as well as students over 16 years old on a general basis with the provision of workers.
10. The monetary allowance for the families of the Red Army soldiers should be set: for one disabled member ‐ at the rate of 60% of the lowest tariff rate in a given area, for two ‐ 75% and for three or more at the rate of 100%.
11. To establish for families of persons mobilized for labor service for the performance of national tasks, a cash benefit on a common basis with the families of persons called up to the ranks of the Red Army.
Note . To instruct the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Social Security, by agreement with the departments concerned, with special instructions to establish the minimum period of mobilization and the minimum distance from the place of residence to the place of work, which gives the right to benefits.
Signed by: Chairman of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars V.
Ulyanov (Lenin) .
N. Gorbunov, Administrator of the Council of Peopleʹs Commissars .
Secretary L. Fotieva . January 21, 1921.
Published in No. 18 Izvestia of the All‐Russian Central Executive
Committee of Soviets dated January 28, 1921.