About 86% of the beneficiaries of the Belgorod region last year decided to refuse the opportunity to receive free medicines. The Department of Healthcare and the regional branch of the Pension Fund remind that they can regain social benefits by October 1.
When health is not a concern, chronic illnesses do not worsen or progress, it is easy to be tempted to substitute cash benefits for natural benefits.
But as soon as the condition worsens, the disease becomes protracted, requiring long-term treatment and a lot of drugs, it becomes obvious that monetary compensation is not enough. Such a burden for the family budget may turn out to be simply unbearable, – explains the regional health department.
The set of social services is a fixed payment, the same for all categories of beneficiaries, which is 1,155 rubles:
889 rubles – for drug provision,
137 rubles – for spa treatment,
127 rubles – for travel.
Russians have the right to choose the form of such assistance: a social package or monetary compensation.
Note that in the first case, the numbers become conditional. If a person who has the right to free drugs is prescribed them for an amount greater than 899 rubles, he will still receive them.
But if a choice is made in favor of payment in cash, the person is left without support.
At any time, a person may face the need to receive drug therapy, – quotes the head of the organizational and pharmaceutical department of the regional department of health Olga Zolotareva BelPress. – Often these are new, highly effective drugs, the cost of which can reach from 10 to 300 thousand rubles per package. And we are faced with a problem: a person has the right to state assistance, but refused to receive preferential drugs in favor of a cash payment. And the purchase of such drugs becomes an unbearable burden for him and the whole family. Therefore, it is worth preserving the possibility of obtaining them. Important! Anyone who previously refused all or part of social services can write an application to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation before October 1 or submit it on the State Services website through a personal account and restore their right to them.
However, a person will be able to start receiving free medicines again only from January 1 of next year.
You can also refuse social services and receive them in cash until October 1.
Remember, not only your health depends on your choice, but also the health, tranquility and well-being of your family and friends. Before making a decision, be sure to consult with your doctor, – warn in the department. Have questions? It happens that those who did not refuse to provide medicines do not always receive the necessary medicines.
In case of any questions regarding the receipt of preferential medicines, citizens can contact the Hot Line of the Department of Health and Social Protection of the Region's population regarding drug provision at (4722) 35-64-67.