New Measures Planned to Support Couples Losing Only Child

New Measures Planned to Support Couples Losing Only ChildNew measure will be implemented in Futian that will help support elderly couples or young couples who lost their only child.

Couples that have been living in Futian for more than five years or are permanent residents and 60 years old or older can receive a pension of 1,200 yuan a year from the government. The government is also planning to provide elderly residents with emergency call devices in case of accidents or when they need medical assistance. Elderly residents living in private nursing homes will be getting a monthly subsidy of 800 yuan for part time care and 1,500 yuan for all day care.

According to the new measures couples losing their own child and doesn’t give birth again or adopt another child will be receiving subsidies of 750 yuan a person per month until their death. Couples with a physically disabled child and doesn’t give birth to a another or adopts can get subsidies of 600 yuan a person per month until their death or when their child recovers from their disability.

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