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Receiving restrictions

The State social benefit is paid to a participant of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (NPP) emergency response who has a certain disability due to the Chernobyl NPP emergency response work.

The benefit is also paid to the family, surviving spouse, parents, and grandchildren of the deceased participant of the emergency response, if they have been dependent on the deceased.

Process description

  1. Service requests
    The allowance must be claimed within 6 months of the date of the determination of the disability or the date of death of THE member OF THE CHAISE.

    When applying for the benefit at a later date, it shall only be granted for the previous 6 months before the date of application for the benefit.

    In order to claim the benefit, a specific form of application addressed to the SAA must be completed.
    May submit a submission:
    • electronically - using the official electronic address (e-address) or e-mail (the application must be signed with a secure electronic signature containing the time stamp);
    • on-site (if requested for service, a personal identification document (passport or ID card) must be produced);
    • by post.
    The application may be submitted to any VSAA customer service centre.

    The submission shall indicate the preferred method of receiving the decision.

    If the family members of the member of the deceased Chernobyl AES in the event of a loss of benefit are requested, the following shall be presented:
    • an opinion issued by the Centre for Occupational and Radiation Medicine, a clinical university hospital, that the death of the member is caused by a disease which has been caused by a causal link with the elimination of the consequences of the accident of Chernobyl AES,
    • for a grandchild, spouse or parent, a judgment of the court on determining the existence of a dependant.

  2. Receipt of services
    A decision regarding the granting of a benefit may be received in person, by post, in the official electronic address or in the portal, in accordance with the type of receipt of the decision indicated in the application.

    The service shall, at the choice of the recipient, be transferred to the account of the Latvian credit institution or postal settlement system (PNS) or delivered at the place of residence of the recipient of the service.