Social Allowances

Pregnancy and birth allowance

Women who work for the period of pregnancy and post- birth period are granted a paid leave of up to 126 calendar days (70 calendar days before birth and 56 calendar days after birth). When birth is difficult, when two or more children are born, after-birth paid leave is 70 calendar days.

Women who are working in the sphere of an agricultural production such as grain, cotton, viticulture, tobacco, tea, vegetable growing, fruits, potato, fodder, cereals, gardening, dairy, pigging, sheep breeding, poultry, horse-breeding, crocheting, beekeeping, fishing and rabbit cultivation and horticulture, are provided with the following terms for pregnancy and post-birth period:

  • 140 calendar days in normal child delivery (70 calendar days before birth and 70 calendar days after birth);
  • 156 calendar days (70 calendar days before birth and 86 calendar days after birth) when the birth is challenging;
  • 180 birthdays (70 calendar days before birth and 110 calendar days after birth) when two or more children are born.

The right to pregnancy and maternity benefit applies to persons with a minimum of six months of social insurance period. In both cases, the monthly maximum allowance cannot exceed 25 times the minimum wage in accordance with Article 6-1 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On labor pensions".

The benefit is paid by the State Social Protection Fund under the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Documents and information about the recipient of the benefit shall be sent electronically by the employer to the State Social Protection Fund through the electronic service "Presenting an Account Sheet for Pregnancy and Maternity Benefit ".

Required Documents:

  • sick leaflet;
  • extract from the order (decree) of the administration on payment of pregnancy and childbirth paid leave;
  • meeting minutes of the commission appointing the beneficiary

One-off benefit for the child's birth

According to the decree, dated April 15, 2019 “On the amendments to the Presidential Decree No. 973 dated 29 August 2013 "On increasing the amount of social benefits”, from April 1st 2019 the amount of the birth allowance is established at 200 AZN.

The allowance is paid by the State Social Protection Fund under the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Once a child is born, a single allowance is granted when appealed and the duration of the application is not limited.

When the child's parents are not working, the documents must be submitted to the City (District) Department of the State Social Protection Fund at the place of registration.

Required Documents:

1. A document confirming the family status of the person for determining the allowance, pension and compensation;

2., When application is submitted through a representative, copy of the document confirming that the representative is a trustee or guardian is needed.

If mother does not work, the allowance is paid to father who works. Documents are submitted by the parent to the place of work and submitted by the institution where he / she is employed to the the State Social Protection Fund through the electronic service "Providing a child benefit report ".

Benefit for low-income families with children under 1 year old

According to the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On Targeted State Social Assistance", the additional benefit to the family assigned to the targeted social assistance is defined as the monthly allowance until the end of the month when the child is one year old.  

From March 1, 2018, the amount of the allowance was set at 55 AZN according to Decree 168 of July 5, 2018 of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

To determine the benefit, you should apply to the appropriate city, district department of the State Social Protection Fund at the place of registration.

Required Documents:

1. A document confirming the family status of the person for determining the allowance, pension and compensation;

2. If application is submitted through a representative, a copy of the document confirming that the representative is a trustee or guardian is needed.

Child-care allowance up to 3 years old

One of the working parents or another member of the family who is directly attending a child has the right to a partial paid social leave for the child to work until the child is three years old.

The amount of monthly allowance paid to partially paid social leave based on the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan No 3712 of 23 February 2018 on raising the allowance for part-time paid social leave from March 1, 2018 is:

for a child aged up to one year - 44 AZN , for a child aged from one half to three years - at 28 AZN.

The benefit is paid by the State Social Protection Fund under the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Documents and information about the recipient of the benefit will be sent to the State Social Protection Fund through the electronic service "Providing a child with a child less than three years of age".

Required Documents:

Extract from the order (decree) of the administration on partial paid leave for child care;

Meeting minutes of the commission appointing the beneficiary;

A copy of the child's birth certificate;

Reference from the district (city) registration office of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the child's birth.

Benefit for women with more than five children

Women who have more than five children are entitled to the benefit with the condition that all of children are alive. The amount of benefit is 55 AZN.

The benefit is paid by the State Social Protection Fund under the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Required Documents:

1. A document confirming the family status of the person for determining the allowance, pension and compensation;

2. A copy of the document confirming that the representative is a trustee or guardian, when submitted through a representative.

Old-age allowance

Old-age benefits are assigned to these persons when they are not entitled to a labor pension and don’t work:

  • Women who reached the age of 62,
  • Men who have reached the age of 67,
  • Women who have reached the age of 57 who gave birth and raised 3 or more children up to 8 years of age or one child with special needs up to the age of 8,
  • Men who reached the age of 62 who raised three or more children or one child with special needs up to the age of 8 years, for the sake of the death of the mother, or the deprivation of the right to a maternity without the subsequent marriages

According to the Decree of April 15, 2019, "On Amendments to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan of 29 August 2013" on increasing the amount of social benefits from April 1, 2019 the amount is set at AZN 130.

These documents are required for the elderly mothers (who gave birth and raised 3 or more children or one child with special needs up to 8 years):

  • a document confirming the family status of the person for determining the amount of allowance, pension and compensation;
  • A copy of the document confirming that the representative is a trustee or guardian;
  • the reference of the head of the local executive power on the administrative territorial units or representatives of the field administrative territorial units on the fact that the woman has 3 or more children and raised them up to the age of 8.

The following documents are required for the eligibility for age benefits for women who gave birth and raised a child with special needs up to the age of eight:

  • a document confirming the family status of the person for determining the amount of allowance, pension and compensation;
  • A copy of the document confirming that the application is submitted by a representative who is a trustee or guardian.
  • The reference of the head of the local executive power on the administrative territorial bodies or representatives of the field administrative territorial units on the imposition of a woman with a healthy child up to the age of eight.

These documents are also required to designate benefits for single fathers who raise their children alone:

  • a document confirming the family status of the person for determining the amount of allowance, pension and compensation (family composition of the head of the local executive body on the administrative territorial units or in the field of the administrative district);
  • A copy of the document confirming that the application is submitted by a representative, a power of attorney or a trustee.
  • the reference of the head of the local executive power on the administrative territorial units or representatives of the field administrative territorial units on the fact that the father has 3 or more children or a disabled child up to the age of eight years without the subsequent marriages;
  • a copy of the court's decision on the death of the mother or the deprivation of the right of motherhood;

Disability benefit

According to the Decree No. 640 of April 15, 2019 "On Amendments to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan of 29 August 2013" on increasing the amount of social allowances , the disability benefit from April 1, 2019 is set at:

I group disability - 150 AZN

II disability - 130 AZN

III group disability - 110 AZN

Required Documents:

  • a document confirming the family status of the person for determining the amount of allowance, pension and compensation (family composition of the head of the local executive body on the administrative territorial units or in the field of the administrative district);
  • A copy of the document confirming that the application is submitted by a representative, a power of attorney or a trustee.
  • copy of the military doctor's decision.

Social benefits to children under 18 with limited health capabilities

The allowance is set for the duration of the limitation of the health of children under the age of 18. According to the Decree number 640 of 15 April 2019 "On Amending the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan of 973 dated 29 August 2013 on increasing the amount of social allowances", the benefit of 150 AZN from April 1, 2019, was determined.

Required Documents:

  • a document confirming the family status of the person for determining the amount of allowance, pension and compensation (family composition of the head of the local executive body on the administrative territorial units or in the field of the administrative district);
  • A copy of the document confirming that the application is submitted by a representative, a power of attorney or a trustee.

Benefit for loss of breadwinner

The benefits are assigned to these persons:

  • children of the deceased person - up to the age of 18 (till graduation from the formal education, but not more than 23 years old);
  • children with disability over the age of 18;
  • one of the parents, siblings, grandparents and grandmothers, regardless of their age and ability to work, who take care for child of the deceased person until the age of eighteen years.

According to the Presidential Decree number 640 dated 15 April, 2019 the amount of social benefit from April 1, 2019 is set at 80 AZN.

Required Documents:

  • a document confirming the family status of the person for determining the amount of allowance, pension and compensation (family composition of the head of the local executive body on the administrative territorial units or in the field of the administrative district);
  • A copy of the document confirming that the application is submitted by a representative, a power of attorney or a trustee.
  • copy of death certificate of the head of the family (or a copy of the court decision on his / her absence or death).

Monthly allowance for children of martyrs under 16 years of age (until 18 years for those who attend general school)

From March 1, 2018, by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan No 3711 dated 23 February 2018 "On Increase of social allowances amounts" was increased by 10 percent and the amount of benefit was determined at 21 AZN.

Required Documents:

  • a document confirming the family status of the person for determining the amount of allowance, pension and compensation (family composition of the head of the local executive body on the administrative territorial units or in the field of the administrative district);
  • A copy of the document confirming that the application is submitted by a representative, a power of attorney or a trustee.
  • copy of the document certifying the martyrdom status.

Monthly allowance for children under age 16 (18 years of age for those who attend general school) of persons who in fixed-term military service

According to the Decree number 640 of April 15, 2019 from April 1, 2019 the amount of the allowance is set at 100 AZN.

Required Documents:

1. A document confirming the family status of the person for determining the allowance, pension and compensation (family composition of the head of the local executive body on the administrative territorial units or the area administrative territorial division);

2. A copy of the document confirming that the application is a trustee or guardian, when submitted through a representative.

Monthly allowance for children under 16 (18 years of age for those who attend general school) of persons with disability caused by war or during the events of January 20, 1990.

From March 1, 2018, by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan No. 3711 of 23 February 2018 "On increase of social allowances amount" was increased by 10 percent and the allowance was set at AZN 15.

Required Documents:

1. A document confirming the family status of the person for determining the allowance, pension and compensation (family composition of the head of the local executive body on the administrative territorial units or the area administrative territorial division);

2. A copy of the document confirming that the application is a trustee or guardian, when submitted through a representative.

Monthly allowance to the children of persons with disabilities caused by war or during the events of January 20, 1990, children of persons with disabilities of I and II groups or children of deceased persons as a result of Chernobyl NPP crash, as well as to the children registered in the dispensary registration of the participants of the Chernobyl accident

From March 1, 2018, by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan No. 3711 of 23 February 2018 "On increase of social allowances amount" was increased by 10 percent and the allowance was set at AZN 15.

Required Documents:

  • a document confirming the family status of the person for determining the amount of allowance, pension and compensation (family composition of the head of the local executive body on the administrative territorial units or in the field of the administrative district);
  • a copy of a document certifying that the application is submitted by a representative, a power of attorney or guardian;
  • Opinion of the Interdepartmental Expert Council of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the dispensary registration of children of persons participated in the elimination of the results of the Chernobyl NPP accident.

Benefits to trustees (custodians) of children who lost their parents or deprived of parental care

Beneficiaries are appointed by the relevant executive authority upon the appointment of trustees (custodians) under the law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on "Targeted State Social Assistance" and in the absence of full state care.

From April 1, 2019 the amount of allowance is set at 100 AZN.

Required Documents:

  • a document confirming the family status of the person for determining the amount of allowance, pension and compensation (family composition of the head of the local executive body on the administrative territorial units or in the field of the administrative district);
  • A copy of the document confirming that the application is submitted by a representative, a power of attorney or a trustee.
  • Copy of court decision on deprivation of parental rights or parental care;
  • a document certifying the guardianship.

One-time allowance for the treatment per year of victims of radiation accident

From March 1, 2018, by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan No 3711 dated 23 February 2018 "Increase of Social Welfare Amounts" was increased by 10 percent and the allowance was set at 237 AZN.

Required Documents:

  • a document confirming the family status of the person for determining the amount of allowance, pension and compensation (family composition of the head of the local executive body on the administrative territorial units or in the field of the administrative district);
  • A copy of the document confirming that the application is submitted by a representative, a power of attorney or a trustee.
  • Opinion of the Interdepartmental Expert Council of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the occurrence of the restriction of the health of children born after the accident in Chernobyl AES crash.

One-off funeral allowance

Funeral allowance - shall be paid in the event of the death of a person who has been paid an insurance benefit from unemployment in accordance with the designated person or the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On Unemployment Insurance", as well as if deceased person was beneficiary of allowances given below:

  • lifetime allowance to civil servants;
  • age benefits;
  • disability benefits;
  • holder of allowance for children with disabilities under 18 years of age;
  • allowance for loss of breadwinner.

According to the Decree of 15 April 2019 "On Amending the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated 9 August 2013" On Amending the Amount of Social Benefits"  from April 1, 2019, the amount of benefit is 300 AZN.

Amount of benefit for the burial of the insured is determined by the legislation on social benefits and the amount of the benefit for burial on labor pensioners by the legislation on labor pensions.

When the labor pensioner dies, the amount of funeral allowance is of three times the minimum wage amount: 480 AZN.

One-time benefit for the funeral is determined irrespective of the duration of the appeal.

Required Documents:

  • a document confirming the family status of the person for determining the amount of allowance, pension and compensation (family composition of the head of the local executive body on the administrative territorial units or in the field of the administrative district);
  • A copy of the document confirming that the application is submitted by a representative, a power of attorney or a trustee.
  • A reference from a representative of the local executive body on administrative territorial bodies or field administrative territorial units about the person organizing the funeral.

One-off allowance to those released from places of detention and need social adaptation

The amount of the allowance is 4 times the minimum wage (250 AZN) established by the country: 1000 AZN.

Required Documents:

  • a document confirming the family status of the person for determining the amount of allowance, pension and compensation (family composition of the head of the local executive body on the administrative territorial units or in the field of the administrative district);
  • A copy of the document confirming that the application is submitted by a representative, a power of attorney or a trustee.
  • A copy of the decision of the juvenile institution to release a person from serving a sentence, the court's decision to release a person from criminal liability or the remainder of his sentence on a justifying basis.

 

Monthly or lump-sum benefit to employee of privately owned and operated state-owned enterprises by employees who suffered from a work accident or occupational disease or, as a result, to their family members and other dependents of the deceased employee

Monthly allowance amount:

  • If the labor force is lost up to 29 per cent - 33 AZN
  • If the labor force is lost from 30 to 59 per cent - 44 AZN
  • If the labor force is lost from 60 to 79 per cent - 55 AZN
  • If the labor force is lost 80 percent or more - 66 AZN
  • In case of a death - 77 AZN

Required Documents:

  • a document confirming the family status of the person for determining the amount of allowance, pension and compensation (family composition of the head of the local executive body on the administrative territorial units or in the field of the administrative district);
  • A copy of the document confirming that the application is submitted by a representative, a power of attorney or a trustee.
  • A copy of the court decision on the occurrence of an accident on the workplace, as a reference to an act or occupational disease formulated in the form of legislation on industrial accident, the National Scientific Research Institute of Medical Prevention of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the employer's failure to comply with labor protection rules;
  • document confirming payment date of the monthly payment

Monthly compensation for damages to victims as a result of labor injury in refugee status-holders who have the right to compensation for damages caused by labor injury or occupational disease in enterprises of the Republic of Armenia and in collective farms and sovkhozes

Required Documents:

  • a document confirming the family status of the person for determining the amount of allowance, pension and compensation (family composition of the head of the local executive body on the administrative territorial units or in the field of the administrative district);
  • A copy of the document confirming that the