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Translation validity: 19.05.2010.–31.12.2013.
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Text consolidated by Valsts valodas centrs (State Language Centre) with amending regulations of:

12 May 2010 [shall come into force on 19 May 2010].

If a whole or part of a paragraph has been amended, the date of the amending regulation appears in square brackets at the end of the paragraph. If a whole paragraph or sub-paragraph has been deleted, the date of the deletion appears in square brackets beside the deleted paragraph or sub-paragraph.

 

Republic of Latvia

Cabinet
Regulation No. 1605
Adopted 22 December 2009

Regulations Regarding the Amount of the State Social Security Benefit and Funeral Benefit, Procedures for the Review thereof and Procedures for the Granting and Disbursement of the Benefits

Issued pursuant to
Section 15, Paragraph one and Section 17,
Paragraphs one and two
of the Law On State Social Allowances

1. This Regulation prescribes the amount of the State social security benefit and funeral benefit, the procedures for the review thereof, as well as the procedures for the granting and disbursement of the benefits.

2. The amount of the State social security benefit shall be as follows:

2.1. for the persons referred to in Section 13, Paragraph one of the Law On State Social Allowances, except persons disabled since childhood - 45 lats per month;

2.2. for persons disabled since childhood - 75 lats per month.

3. The Cabinet shall review the amount of the State social security benefit on the basis of a proposal by the Minister for Welfare in accordance with the possibilities of the State budget, as well as by assessing the economic situation in the State and by taking into account the average actual consumer price index specified by the Central Statistical Bureau.

4. The funeral benefit shall be determined at twice the amount of the State social security benefit.

5. In order to receive the State social security benefit, the applicant thereof shall submit the following to any office of the State Social Insurance Agency:

5.1. a written request regarding granting of the State social security benefit (the form inserted in the home page of the State Social Insurance Agency (www.vsaa.lv) may be used), indicating the following information:

5.1.1. the given name and surname of the applicant for the benefit;

5.1.2. the personal identity number of the applicant for the benefit;

5.1.3. the address of the declared place of residence of the applicant for the benefit;

5.1.4. the telephone number or electronic mail address of the applicant for the benefit;

5.1.5. the account number (21 symbols) of the credit institution or postal accounting system of the applicant for the benefit or a request for disbursement (delivery) of the benefit at the place of residence;

5.1.6. the grounds for requesting the State social security benefit (the benefit is being requested in connection with disability, in connection with the loss of a provider or if a person has exceeded by five years the age which, in accordance with the Law On State Pensions, has been specified for a person in order for him or her to obtain the old age pension);

5.1.7. in case of the loss of a provider - the given name, surname and personal identity number of the dependent child or child and the given name, surname and personal identity number of the deceased provider;

5.1.8. a list of the documents appended to the request and the number of pages;

5.2. a statement from an institution of general education or vocational education if the benefit is being requested for a person who was dependent and who is not more than 20 years of age and is studying at an educational institution of a foreign state;

5.3. a statement from an institution of higher education if the benefit is being requested for a person who was dependent, is less than 24 years of age and is studying in the day department (full-time studies) of the institution of higher education (if information regarding the person has not been submitted electronically).

[12 May 2010]

5.1 The applicant for the State social security benefit shall confirm with his or her signature that the information provided in the request is true.

[12 May 2010]

5.2 The request referred to in Sub-paragraph 5.1 of this Regulation may also be submitted to the State Social Insurance Agency in the form of an electronic document in accordance with the regulatory enactments regarding the drawing up of electronic documents, or sent by post.

[12 May 2010]

5.3 An education document acquired in a foreign state, which certifies the acquisition of education by a person at an institution of general education and vocational education or institution of higher education shall be considered as equal to a statement of an institution of general education and vocational education or an institution of higher education issued in Latvia, if the education document conforms to the following requirements:

5.3 1. the education document obtained in the foreign state contains information that allows to conclude unequivocally that the person to whom it has been issued, has acquired education at the institution of general education and vocational education or in the day department (full-time studies) of the institution of higher education during the time period indicated in the document;

5.3 2. translation of the education document obtained in the foreign state has been appended thereto in accordance with the procedures specified in the regulatory enactments regarding the use of the official language;

5.3 3. the person to whom the education document obtained in the foreign state has been issued, has complied to the procedures specified in the regulatory enactments regarding legalisation of documents.

[12 May 2010]

6. The State Medical Commission for Expert-Examinations of Health and Working Ability or a unit thereof - the Commission for Expert-Examinations of Health and Working Ability of General or Special sector (hereinafter - Commission) shall regularly submit information regarding determination of disability for a person to the State Social Insurance Agency in electronic form. If it is not possible to submit information regarding determination of disability for a person in electronic form, the Commission shall submit a statement regarding determination of disability to the State Social Insurance Agency in printed form.

7. When the person referred to in Section 13, Paragraph one, Clause 3 of the Law On State Social Allowances reaches the age of 18 years and once every two weeks henceforward, the Ministry of Education and Science shall submit information regarding the person (given name, surname, personal identity number, educational institution, class or course) to the State Social Insurance Agency in electronic form. If information regarding the person has not been submitted in electronic form, the applicant for the State social security benefit shall submit the statement referred to in Sub-paragraph 5.2 or 5.3 of this Regulation accordingly.

[12 May 2010]

8. If the statement referred to in Sub-paragraph 5.2 or 5.3 of this Regulation or the information referred to in Paragraph 7 of this Regulation regarding the current academic year has not been submitted to the State Social Insurance Agency, payment of the State social security benefit shall be discontinued from 1 October. Payment of the State social security benefit to educatees in graduation classes or courses shall be discontinued from 1 July. Upon receipt of electronically provided information or a statement regarding discontinuation of the studies of a person, disbursement of the State social security benefit shall be discontinued in the calendar month following suspension of the studies. Disbursement of the State social security benefit shall be renewed from the calendar month following the day of receipt of the electronically provided information or statement. The amount of the unpaid State social security benefit that is due for the previous months shall be added to the State social security benefit for the current month.

[12 May 2010]

9. An office of the State Social Insurance Agency shall examine the documents regarding granting of the State social security benefit and, within one month after receipt of the documents, take a decision on granting of the State social security benefit or refusal to grant it, if the requirements referred to in this Regulation have not been complied to.

[12 May 2010]

10. The disbursement of the State social security benefit shall be commenced not later than in the calendar month following the day when the benefit was granted.

11. The State social security benefit shall be transferred into the account of the recipient of the benefit free of charge or upon request of the recipient shall be delivered to his or her place of residence for a fee in accordance with Section 17, Paragraph three of the Law On State Social Allowances.

12. If the person referred to in Section 13, Paragraph one, Clause 1 of the Law On State Social Allowances enters into employment relations, he or she has a duty to notify any office of the State Social Insurance Agency thereof.

13. After the person referred to in Section 13, Paragraph one, Clause 1 of the Law On State Social Allowances enters into employment relations, disbursement of the State social security benefit shall be discontinued from the first date of the following calendar month.

14. If the person referred to in Section 13, Paragraph one, Clause 3 of the Law On State Social Allowances enters into marriage, he or she has a duty to notify any office of the State Social Insurance Agency thereof within three working days.

15. After the person referred to in Section 13, Paragraph one, Clause 3 of the Law On State Social Allowances enters into of marriage, disbursement of the State social security benefit shall be discontinued from the first date of the following calendar month.

15.1 If the recipient of the State social security benefit starts receiving a State-financed service from a long-term social care and social rehabilitation institution or is in a place of imprisonment, the long-term social care and social rehabilitation institution or the Latvian Prison Administration, in accordance with a request from the State Social Insurance Agency, shall, within five working days, provide information regarding the recipient of the State social security benefit (the given name, surname, personal identity number of the person, the date when the person was put into a long-term social care and social rehabilitation institution or place of imprisonment), to the office of the State Social Insurance Agency according to the declared place of residence of the recipient of the benefit.

[12 May 2010]

16. If the State social security benefit granted to a person has not been disbursed within the specified period of time due to the fault of an office of the State Social Insurance Agency, the relevant sum of the benefit shall be disbursed without a time period restriction.

17. If the State social security benefit has been received unduly due to the fault of the recipient of the benefit, the recipient of the benefit shall voluntarily refund the relevant sum or the sum shall be deducted from the State social allowances, which are to be disbursed to the recipient of the benefit in subsequent months and from which deductions are permitted.

18. If a person does not voluntarily refund the amount of an unduly received State social security benefit or if disbursement of the State social security benefit is discontinued before the debt is extinguished, the relevant sum shall be recovered by submitting an execution order to the bailiff for compulsory execution of an administrative act.

[12 May 2010]

19. In order to receive the funeral benefit, a person requesting it shall submit a written request for granting of the funeral benefit to any office of the State Social Insurance Agency (the form inserted in the home page of the State Social Insurance Agency (www.vsaa.lv) may be used. The request shall contain the following information:

19.1. the given name and surname of the applicant for the benefit;

19.2. the personal identity number of the applicant for the benefit;

19.3. the address of the declared place of residence of the applicant for the benefit;

19.4. the telephone number or electronic mail address of the applicant for the benefit;

19.5. the account number (21 symbols) of the credit institution or postal accounting system of the applicant for the benefit;

19.6. the given name, surname, personal identity number and date of the death of the deceased recipient of the State social security benefit.

[12 May 2010]

19.1 The applicant for the funeral benefit shall confirm with his or her signature that the information provided in the request is true.

[12 May 2010]

19.2 The request referred to in Paragraph 19 of this Regulation may also be submitted to the State Social Insurance Agency in electronic form in accordance with the regulatory enactments regarding the drawing up of electronic documents, or sent by post.

[12 May 2010]

20. An office of the State Social Insurance Agency shall examine the documents regarding granting of the funeral benefit and, within ten days after receipt of the documents, take a decision on granting of the benefit or refusal to grant it, if the requirements referred to in this Regulation have not been observed.

21. The State Social Insurance Agency shall transfer the funeral benefit into the account of the recipient of the benefit.

22. The office of the State Social Insurance Agency shall refuse to grant the State social security benefit and funeral benefit if the person does not conform to the conditions specified in the Law On State Social Allowances and in this Regulation for the receipt of the State social security benefit and funeral benefit.

[12 May 2010]

23. In order to receive the calculated sum of State social security benefit, not received due to the death of the recipient of the benefit, the applicant shall submit a written request to any office of the State Social Insurance Agency (the form inserted in the home page of the State Social Insurance Agency (www.vsaa.lv) may be used). The following shall be indicated in the request:

23.1. the given name and surname of the applicant for the benefit;

23.2. the personal identity number of the applicant for the benefit;

23.3. the address of the declared place of residence of the applicant for the benefit;

23.4. the telephone number or electronic mail address of the applicant for the benefit;

23.5. the account number (21 symbols) of the credit institution or postal accounting system of the applicant for the benefit;

23.6. the given name, surname, personal identity number and date of the death of the deceased recipient of the State social security benefit.

[12 May 2010]

23.1 The applicant for the State social security benefit shall confirm with his or her signature that the information provided in the request is true.

[12 May 2010]

23.2 The request referred to in Paragraph 23 of this Regulation may also be submitted to the State Social Insurance Agency in electronic form in accordance with the regulatory enactments regarding the drawing up of electronic documents, or sent by post.

[12 May 2010]

24. This Regulation shall come into force on 1 January 2010.

Prime Minister V. Dombrovskis

Acting for the Minister for Welfare,
Minister for Education and Science T. Koķe

 


Translation © 2013 Valsts valodas centrs (State Language Centre)

 
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Issuer: Cabinet of Ministers Type: regulation Document number: 1605Adoption: 22.12.2009.Entry into force: 01.01.2010.Publication: Latvijas Vēstnesis, 204, 29.12.2009.
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