In Russia there are several preferential categories of citizens.
These are veterans of the Great Patriotic War, workers of the rear, juvenile prisoners of fascist concentration camps, veterans of special risk units, veterans of labor and others.
For each category, there are privileges.
Who can receive the title of "Veteran of Labor"
Benefits for labor veterans are provided according toThe law "On Veterans". To get this title, you need a certain length of service. If, for example, a man has worked 25 years, and a woman - 20, the title can be awarded subject to additional conditions. These conditions can be state awards, which are awarded for high achievements in labor, departmental insignia, as well as honorary titles awarded by the governments of the Russian Federation, the USSR, the RSFSR and other union republics. Those who started their labor activity during the Great Patriotic War and worked for 40 and 35 years respectively, the title "Veteran of Labor" can be obtained simply on application submitted to the Committee for Social Protection of the Population.
The title "Veteran of Labor" is appropriated not onlyPensioners. But some benefits can be used only after he retires. This, for example, is a privilege for the free manufacture of dentures, as well as for their repair. But you can not repair prostheses in any clinic, but only in the one with which the municipality has a contract. As a rule, this is a dental clinic or an office in the community. A veteran of labor has the right to free provision of a hearing aid. This privilege is also granted at the place of residence.
The honorary title "Veteran of Labor" gives the right toPreferential travel in public transport. Since veterans of labor are federal beneficiaries, they can go free in public transport in any Russian city. A working veteran of labor is entitled to an annual paid vacation at a convenient time for him, as well as to an additional leave of 30 days without maintenance. The labor veteran is given the right of free travel by all kinds of public transport. An exception is a taxi, which is not subject to benefits. Since the privilege is federal, it extends to all populated areas of Russia. In addition, a veteran of labor can ride free of charge in suburban road and rail transport. Getting a transport benefit does not depend on what region the veteran lives in. If seasonal tariffs for water and rail commuter transport apply, the owner of the honorary title pays 50%.
Benefits for housing
A significant benefit is also granted for paymentHousing. Veteran of labor is paid compensation in the amount of 50% for housing and utilities. It should be noted that the costs are compensated only in the absence of debt on utility bills. If a veteran lives in a communal apartment, compensation is granted to pay for living space within the social norms. The veteran of labor has the right to the privilege of paying for a radio and a collective TV antenna. It does not matter, the veteran lives in a privatized apartment, municipal on terms of social hiring or departmental.
In some regions, labor veteransAdditional benefits are provided. For example, in Moscow this category of citizens is paid monthly allowance from the city budget, as well as free travel on suburban railway transport. In St. Petersburg, the owner of this honorary title can buy a discount ticket for the use of all types of land passenger transport and the same ticket for the metro. In some regions, there are similar honorary titles - for example, "Veteran of Labor of the Leningrad Region". Privileges for this category of citizens are established by the government of the region.