MOSCOW, April 24 (RAPSI) – A bill specifying income support payments to families with unemployed members over the coronavirus crisis has become law. The document signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin is published on the official website of legal information.

The State Duma and the Federation Council backed the initiative on April 17.

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.

The provision will be active until December 31, 2020.

The law comes into force from the day of its official publication.