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Social support for veterans and disabled veterans of the Great Patriotic War in Moscow

The quality of life of war veterans depends not only on the size of their pensions and allowances, but also on the accessibility and quality of social services

There are about 141 871 Great Patriotic War veterans in Moscow, including:

around 4,842 disabled war veterans
around 20,274 war veterans
around 113,123 home front veterans

Basic social support measures

Supporting single widows of Great Patriotic war veterans

Over 300 widows of war veterans and disabled veterans receive in-home assistance

567 flats of widows of war veterans and disabled veterans have been repaired at the expense of prefectures

New bathroom equipment, gas and electric stoves have been installed in 340 flats of widows of war veterans and disabled veterans

The better half of life series of measures (based at local social assistance centres)

115 centres offer computer literacy classes

Over 1,000 clubs and hobby groups offer acting, painting and other lessons

There are 107 dance centres

Nine rest homes in Moscow offer war veterans and disabled veterans the following services:

Comfortable living space (with furniture and household equipment)

Four meals a day

Free medical and physical therapy treatment and rehabilitation courses

One-off financial assistance for surgery and medicines

535 veterans 7.8 million 2012 In 2012, 535 Great Patriotic War veterans received financial assistance worth 7.8 million roubles
476 veterans 8.3 million 2013 In 2013, 476 Great Patriotic War veterans received financial assistance worth 8.3 million roubles
Allocations for Great Patriotic war veterans as part of the social support for Moscow residents 2012-2016 state programme (social support for senior citizens and veterans of the Great Patriotic war and other wars and their families subprogramme):
2012 326194131,6roubles
2013 336178268,1roubles
until 2016 1697557178,8roubles

Plans for 2013-2018 include improvement of the social protection system for all categories of sitizens, above all Great Patriotic War veterans, through the development of all form of social assistance and services and the search for and introduction of new and differentiated approaches to social support measures for veterans and senior sitizens, taking into account their individual requirements.