Procedure of Application for Targeted State Social Assistance

  1. Application to TSSA:

Person who is adult and capable representing the family may apply for TSSA. For this purpose the following documents are needed:

  • Reference on the family composition of the district (city) executive power headquarters on the administrative-territorial area and representation of the administrative-territorial area;
  • An application for representation, which is certified by the Notary Body on the basis of the reference mentioned above.

Person is applying by using computers or mobile phones to TSSA electronically at Single Electronic Application and Entitlement Sub-System (VEMTAS) placed on the official website of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population ( www.sosial.gov.az ) or via electronic government portal ( www.e-gov.az ).

Upon registration, the VEMTAS sends a message to the computer screen. This date is counted as the day the family applied for social assistance.

  1. The following points should be taken into consideration when citizens fill in "Application-Declaration":
  • Proper family composition;
  • Displaying the correct address;
  • Accurate declaration of all types of income and property of the family;
  • If the loan is taken within 12 months prior to the application, it shall be absolutely notified;
  • Information about land on the property and the insurer's registration number (SUN) shall be dsplayed;
  • Accurate declaration of expenses for gas, light, water, stationary and mobile phone use.
  1. On appointment and refusal of appointment of the TSSA:

Applications for TSSA are reviewed by VEMTAS within 15 business days and the relevant decision is taken.

VEMTAS checks the information contained in the "Application-Declaration" electronically.

In case of discrepancies in the data, it is refused to determine the TSSA, and if there is no discrepancy, the task about examination the material and household conditions of the family is sent by VEMTAS (SSPF's Local Branch’s employee examines in place applicant’s  material and household conditions).

A n employee at the local branch of the SSPF conducts the examination of the household's living conditions and transmits the results to VEMTAS.

If the information provided in the "Application Form" is confirmed in the examination of the material and household conditions, the decision is made by the VEMTAS on the appointment of the TSSA to the family and the refusal of the appointment of the TSSA if it is not confirmed.

The TSSA is appointed for a period of 2 years from the date of the month of applying for it.

  1. Rejection of TSSA:

The refusal of the TSSA is abandoned in the following cases:

  •  In the case of discrepancies in the information contained in the "application-declaration" when checking the results of VEMTAS or material-household inspection;
  • When the average monthly income of the family for the last 12 months before the TSSA application is greater than or equal to the criterion of need for each family member;
  • When buying and selling transactions for the last 12 months prior to applying for the TSSA is at amount of 12 of subsistence minimum limit, ie 190* 12 = 2280 manats (190 manats for 2020);
  • If there is a vehicle in the possession or use of the family (except for vehicles provided by the state for rehabilitation purposes);
  • When non-working member of the family refuses from the two appropriate employment offered by the State Employment Service (in this case, the family's social assistance right is reviewed on the basis of its repeated application within one (1) month);
  • The average monthly amount of the community's per capita utility and communication costs is 10 per cent of of the country's approved minimum subsistence limit (currently 190 manats), ie 190* 0.1 = 19 manats.

Example: The average monthly amount of per capita communal and communication costs is 19 manat, and this figure will be 19 * 5 = 95 manat per family of 5;

  • There are 2 or more identical real estate in a family owned property.
  1. On granting and termination of TSSA payouts:

TSSA are paid to the low-income family once a month through a payment card through the banks.

If information on composition, property and income of the family is not given or given inaccurately while applying for TSSA, the TSSA is suspended the same day and the family lost the right to receive social assistance for one year.

Whenever the circumstances that may lead to the suspension of the TSSA, the family receiving targeted state social assistance should inform the VEMTAS electronically or the district (city) branch of the SSPF within 5 working days.

Example: A family designated by the TSSA should inform the following:

  • when any of the family members borrows a loan;
  • Changes in wages of working family members;
  • when any of the working family members fires;
  • when any of the non-working family members are hired;
  • when a child is born;
  • when any of his family members dies;
  • whenever one of the family members moves to another address.
  1. Conduct regular monitoring among TSSA entitled families:

The representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population are monitoring selectively in cities and regions. Whenever there are cases when the Ministry's representatives identify reasons for suspension of the TSSA (s in the 5th section), the TSSA assigned to that family is suspended and the family's right to apply for the TSSA is limited to one year. After the occurrence of the circumstances that led to the suspension of the TSSA, the overpaid portion of the TSSA is returned to the budget of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population.