MOSCOW, April 17 (RAPSI) – The State Duma on Friday adopted a bill specifying income support payments to families with unemployed members, according to a statement of the lower house of parliament.

Currently, when such payments are appointed, a family income for a previous period is taken into account.

However, due to the complicated economic and epidemiologic situation, familes with the unemployed would be subject to targeted payments without consideration of previous incomes.

The payments in particular include child benefits, the bill reads.