Statistically every fifth Ukrainian is a person of advanced age, their sixth part is lonely people. In Nikolaev lives 143 thousand 720 pensioners (28% of the population of the city). From them veterans of war - 26 thousand 331 persons, veterans of work - 85 thousand 623 persons.
In the city budget for 2009 11,2 million UAH for granting different types of the address social help for this category of citizens are provided. Among the main privileges - privileges on payment zhilishchno - utilities. Total amount of compensation in eight months of the current year makes more than 30 thousand UAH
At the expense of the city budget within nine months 2009 providing the address help is provided:
- the monetary help for the sum of 74,4 thousand UAH
- the natural help for the sum of 101,4 thousand UAH
In addition, due to charitable receipts the monetary help for the sum of 1 million 48,5 thousand UAH, and also the natural help for the sum of 114 thousand UAHwas provided