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Registration of Socially Vulnerable Households in the Unified Database

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Registration of Socially Vulnerable Households in the Unified Database

In order to get registered in the unified database, one of adult members of the family should file a written application to a territorial body of the Social Service Agency based on the place of residence requesting the registration in the database.

A household with a ranking score is considered to be regerested in the database.

A ranking score should be calculated within three months from the submission of the application.

A social agent is sent to the family’s home at the address indicated in the application within one month form the date of the submission. The social agent will assess a household-owned property, income and other expenditure and fill out a relevant declaration. A ranking score derived from the household’s socio-economic standing will be assigned to the household within maximum a month’s time after the assessment visit takes place.

Individual ranking score determines a type of state assistance that a given household is eligible to. Assistance can be material or non-material and aims at improving a socio-economic standing of the applicant.

The amount of subsistence allowance is determined based on the number of household members and the respective ranking score.

Subsistence assistance is designated in the same month when the applicant is deemed eligible to such an assistance based on a written statement filed by the poor household requesting the subsistence allowance.

Poor households are allowed to collect their allowance a month after they are granted a ranking score.

  1. A convicted felon serving a sentence in a penitentiary institution based on a legally effective verdict;
  2. A person undergoing non-consensual treatment;
  3. A person being on a military service with a specific term (except for those who are allowed to visit families at least once in three days);
  4. A person who has been living abroad for three consequitive months;
  5. A person decleared missing or deceased by court;
  6. A person in a specialized institution whose living costs are fully covered.

Households assessed before 1 May 2015 with the ranking score up to 57 001 are eligible to:

  • Single household - 60 GEL;
  • Households with two and more members - 60 GEL plus 48 GEL for every member;

Households assessed beyond 1 May 2015 are eligible to:

  • Households with the ranking score below 30001 - 60 GEL for every member of the family;
  • Households with the ranking score of more than 30001 but less than 57001 – 50 GEL for every member of the family;
  • Households with the ranking score of more than 57001 but less than 60001 – 40 GEL for every member of the family;
  • Households with the ranking score of more than 60001 but less than 65001 – 30 GEL for every member of the family;
  • Households with the ranking score of less than 100001 – 10 GEL for every member of the family.

Social assistance will be terminated if:

  • The family does not reside at the address entered in the database;
  • The household is split on purpose;
  • The household is united on purpose;
  • There have been changes in the family composition;
  • There is a new family member of full age;
  • Two years have passed since the birth (adoption) of a child or the last assessment;
  • The household opts out from the program;
  • There is a need for additional assessment/examination of the family because of a newly identified circumstance.

The following factors will affect decisions on eligibility, termination or changes to the social assistance:

  • Changes in the number of the household members (birth, death, marriage etc);
  • Granting or depriving a disability status to any member of the family;
  • Employment, legal income;
  • Other circumstances as stipulated by the law.

Internally displaced persons who receive monthly allowance are not eligible to subsistence allowance and therefore, they have to make a choice between the two.

 Beneficiaries of subsistence allowance have the right to:

  • Receive subsistence allowance;
  • Request the delivery of subsistence allowance to the family home if all members of the family suffer conditions restricting their ability to move;
  • Recieve a social package, state pension/compensation, other individual social assistance and/or other state benefits in addition to subsistence allowance, if not stipulated otherwise by the legislation;
  • Make familiar with his/her personal data maintained in the database;
  • Request changes to be made to his/her personal information maintained in the database;
  • Request an excerpt from the database of socially vulnerable households;
  • Enjoy other rights stipulated by the legislation.

Households receiving the assistance are responsible for:

  • Informing the Social Service Agency on any changes to the composition of the family (death, birth, marriage, departure of a family member abroad for more than three months etc) and/or improvements in social conditions of the family;
  • Inforfimng a respective territorial body of the Agency on the changes above no later than a month.

Households who do not agree with the ranking score have the right to re-apply to a territorial body of the Social Service Agency per the place of residence and request re-assessment of the family’s social standing. Re-assessment can be requested after a year since the last assessment.

Primary assessment rules, procedures and terms will be applied during the re-assessment.

If the household is denied the request for the re-assessment, or if the family wants to challenge the ranking score derived as a result of the secondary assessment, they have the right to appeal against such decision in the Social Service Agency (the head office). A final decision of the administrative body can be challenged in the court of law.