A fee of 20 basic units annually or an arrest. Alyaksandr Lukashenka has signed a notorious decree on freeloaders. The document will come into force after the official publication and will be applied to cases dating from January 1 this year.
The official name of the decree is “On prevention of social support”. The press service of the head of state noted that it aims to encourage able-bodied citizens to work.
The document covers the citizens of Belarus and stateless persons permanently residing in the country who do not work.
Non-payment or partial payment of the fee is fraught with a fine of 2-4 base units or administrative arrest with mandatory community service.
People exempt from the fee: