Confirmation of independent maintenance of the child

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Confirmation of independent maintenance of the child

Confirmation of independent maintenance and upbringing of a child in the conditions of martial law becomes widely relevant since in such a case a person is released from the obligation to perform military service in the Armed Forces.

In addition, a person who has properly proven the fact of independent maintenance of a child can also count on receiving certain benefits from the state.

However, not everyone knows how to confirm the very fact of keeping a child.

Therefore, in this article, we will talk about how to confirm the independent support of a child while analyzing the provisions of the current legislation of Ukraine.

How to confirm the fact of independent support of the child?

To obtain the status of a single mother or a single father, the simultaneous presence of two factors is required, namely:

  • not being in an officially registered marriage;
  • upbringing and maintenance of a minor (up to 14 years) or minor (up to 18 years) child without the participation of another spouse.

That is, the mere fact of divorce with another spouse and determination of the child’s place of residence with a person who wishes to acquire the status of a single mother or single father do not prove the fact that the child is raised and maintained independently and does not provide the opportunity to obtain the appropriate legal status.

Therefore, to establish the fact of independent maintenance of the child, it is necessary to apply to the judicial authorities with a written statement about the establishment of this circumstance.

Documents that, in the opinion of the citizen, confirm his right to acquire the status of a single mother or a single father must also be attached to the application.

For example, the decision of the judicial authorities on the recognition of the child’s mother or father as missing or dead, the court decision on the deprivation of the parental rights of one of the parents, the death certificate of the second parent, a certificate on the stay of the other spouse in inpatient treatment and the impossibility to participate in upbringing and maintenance of a child, a court decision establishing the fact of independent upbringing and maintenance of a child by one of the parents, etc.

What benefits can a person who raises a child independently receive?

Citizens who raise a child on their own can receive the following benefits, namely:

  • Financial assistance from the state. The amount of cash assistance is determined from the difference between 100% of the subsistence minimum established for the child according to age and the average total income of the person for the previous 6 months. Assistance is provided until the child reaches the age of majority18 years(23 years old, if she studies full-time at an institution of secondary, professional, or higher education);
  • Annual additional paid vacation in the amount of 10 calendar days;
  • Reduction of the amount of the total monthly taxable income, received from one employer in the form of wages, for the amount of tax social benefit, equal to 150% of the amount of the benefit (calculated for each child under the age of 18);
  • Priority acquisition of residential premises, if persons need significant improvement of their living conditions;
  • Guarantees of employment, prohibitions on dismissal and involvement in night, overtime, or weekend work, the right to work part-time, etc.

If you still have questions about the confirmation of independent maintenance of the child, then in this case you should contact the specialists of the Prikhodko and Partners law office.

Our lawyers will provide legal advice to the company’s clients, during which they will determine whether there are grounds for establishing this fact and how best to implement this issue in practice, as they have many years of experience in various fields of Ukrainian law. So don’t delay and turn to our company for help!

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