A citizen of the Republic of Armenia residing in the Russian Federation applied for the Human Rights Defender’s assistance in receiving a one-time benefit for the third childbirth.
The citizen informed that their third child was born in the Russian Federation, and the state registration of the birth was recorded by the competent authority of the Russian Federation.
Within the prescribed time period, the applicant applied to the State Social Security Service of the RA Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs with a request to assign the one-time benefit for the third childbirth. However, the applicant was rejected on the grounds that the document on the non-receipt of the benefit in the Russian Federation was not submitted.
The citizen claimed that the Russian authorities refused to provide her with the document on the non-receipt of the social benefit because the child and its parents did not have a citizenship of the Russian Federation.
Within the framework of the discussion procedure, the Defender sent an official letter to the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. As a result, a request was sent to the competent authority of the Russian Federation: the request sought for information on the non-assignment of the one-time social benefit for the childbirth. Based on the response, the citizen was assigned with a social benefit envisaged for the third childbirth.