Amendment to the Children and Dependents Act, 645
Amendment to The Children and Dependents Payment Act
Recognising that families struggle in the current economic climate for basic necessities, on top of the upbringing of children who represent the future of Kodiak. Further recognising that the upbringing of children in a quality environment is essential to future opportunities and social integration to Kodiak society. This amendment to ‘The Children and Dependents’ act seeks to clarify the support available under Social Services.
PASSED on 21 December 2022, with 15 Aye, 2 Nay, 1 Abstain.
Amendments to Article I
1.2 - “Dependent(s)” - resident(s) older than the age of eighteen (18) years and younger than twenty five (25) years of age, that are reliant on the income of another adult resident that they are cohabiting with, due to but not limited to underemployment, disability, and/or legal incapacitation.
Amendments to Article II
2.2 - Establishes the headquarters of the Ministry of Social Services in Rykkburgh, with fund administration headquartered in Patal. Additionally establishes Social Services branch offices in each province.
Adds the following:
2.5 - Branch offices are responsible for recruitment, operations, and execution of Social Services. Project funding, operational costs, and distribution of funds are to be administered in Patal with oversight from the Ministry of Social Services.
Amendments to Article III
3.1 - Any family with at least one child or dependent is eligible to receive monthly financial assistance from the payment.
Adds the following:
3.2.1 - Families with a combined income of less than or equal to ₣30,000 shall be eligible for ₣2000 per month, per child or dependent.
3.2.2 - Families with a combined income of between ₣30,001 and ₣60,000 (inclusive) shall be eligible for ₣1000 per month, per child or dependent.
3.2.3 - Families with a combined income of between ₣60,001 and ₣120,000 (inclusive) shall be eligible for ₣500 per month, per child or dependent.
3.4 - Families will be required to submit quarterly declarations of income and employment details to the Ministry of Social Services via a branch office, headquarters in Patal, or via authorised online channels, as per instructions and requirements laid out and administered by the Ministry of Social Services.
Proposed by Minister of Social Services Hester Sirocco-Loren, KWP, Year 645.