Innovations for wallets of Ukrainians in 2019: tariffs, salaries and pensions

The main innovations related to the revenues and expenditures of Ukrainians, which is scheduled in 2019.

Нововведення для гаманців українців в 2019 році: тарифи, зарплати і пенсії


Electricity bills will be divided into two parts: a subscription fee and account for the electricity consumed. In the framework of the reform of the electricity market, power companies are liquidated, instead of them services to consumers will provide the company – electricity suppliers and operators of distribution systems. To conclude new contracts not specifically necessary. Consumers are automatically transferred to the new system after payment of the first of this year’s electricity bills, informs Rus.Media.

From 1 January I started the recalculation of pensions for military personnel and retirees over the age of 65 years or who have extensive work experience: 35 years for men and 30 years for women. According to Vice-Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko, the recalculation will affect 2 million pensioners.

Starts the monetization of benefits and subsidies. Anyone who will for the first time to apply for a grant or execute documents for benefits in the departments of social protection of the population, will automatically become participants of the program of monetization of benefits and subsidies. The money will be transferred to a special account in “Oshchadbank”. However, to pick them up immediately with the Bank will fail. This will be done only after the end of the heating season – something that will be able to save money.

The minimum wage has increased from UAH to 3723 4173.


C February 7, entered into force the law “On currency and currency transactions”. Ukrainians promise to simplify to open accounts in foreign banks and also afford to buy insurance and receive a salary in foreign currency and pay currency cards in Ukrainian trade networks.


Planned for March the next increase of pensions, which will affect 11 million people. According to the Vice-Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko, the increase will be from 15 to 40%. “The biggest recalculation of pensions, which will affect about 11 million people, will be implemented from March 1. This will be the modernization of pensions under the new wage,” said Deputy Prime Minister. In 2019 the pension modernization will be carried out according to the new formula: 50% inflation and 50% growth of the average salary over the last year.


From April 1 will increase prices for train tickets. “Ukrzaliznytsia” announced the spring rise in price of tickets by 12%.

The rest of the month of the State fiscal service needs to be split into two: tax and customs service. The obligation recorded in Memorandum for a loan of IMF stand-by program. Both services must submit to the Minister of Finance. In addition, the tax police should be transformed into financial investigations Service. Also tax and customs authorities should abandon the practice of mandatory inspections and go to target audits.


May 1, Ukrainians will be able to claim compensation for substandard housing and communal services for heating, supply of hot and cold water, garbage collection and maintenance of the house. This day comes into force the decision of the Cabinet that introduced the quality control of delivered zhilkomuslug. The Cabinet has approved the form of complaints about the quality of housing services and verification mechanism.

All recipients of benefits and subsidies that were applied before 2019, need in may 2019, contact the Department of social protection of the population and apply for monetization and income Declaration in order to obtain subsidies and incentives “live” money and use them at its discretion.

18% rise in price of gas for the population.

May 20 will come into force new rules of payment for housing and communal services. According to them, for late payment zhilkomuslug introduces penalties in the form of fines. And penalty will be charged for each day payment is overdue. The penalty is 0.01% of the amount of payment per day.


Can be eliminated weak banks. According to the Memorandum between Ukraine and the IMF, until April 2019, all banks must have a minimum of 7% of tier I capital and 10% FTC (CAR). Banks that do not comply with these conditions, at the end of June will be withdrawn from the market.


From July 1, increases the minimum subsistence level and is “attached” to it social benefits. Because usually the living wage increases on the inflation rate in 2019, inflation is expected to be small, summer raising the minimum wage will amount to only 4.5%. In particular, the average cost of living will rise from 1853 to 1936 UAH, for children up to 6 years, from 1626 to 1699 UAH, for children from 6 to 18 years – until 2027 2118 UAH, for able-bodied citizens – from 1921 to 2007 UAH. For disabled persons – up to UAH 1564 1497.

The cost of duty-free parcels from abroad, from July 1, reduced from 150 to 100 euros. For import goods valued above € 100, the operators of postal communication and transportation services will charge VAT at 20%.

Most medical services in clinics will be paid for those who will seek them, not having a family doctor. This was announced by the VA. the Minister of health Suprun. “The second half of 2019 for medical services in hospitals will begin to pay the national health service. Then without a referral family doctor health services in agencies that receive payment from Acclaime health, for patients pay. Treatment without a referral will be paid, NCSU only in strictly defined situations”, – she wrote on his page in Facebook.


By this time, should make a currency exchange at post offices. It is provided by the law “On currency and currency transactions”. The postal operators after the law came into force (February 7), given six months to bring the documents into line with it.


October 1 for more expensive gas. How much, not yet reported. They say, “to the economically justified level”.

For October, also scheduled the second phase of higher prices for passenger rail transportation. This price increase should also be 12%.


Until November 1, every customer will receive an individual number of international standard – IBAN. Replace the numbering will be from 1 April to 31 October. IBAN will consist of 29 digits and letters and to begin it will be with UA. Enter your IBAN number will, in particular, during the operations of money transfers both in national and in foreign currency.


December 1, traditionally increases the minimum subsistence level – in 2019 for the second time this year. This time the increase will be 4.7%. The average subsistence level will increase from 1936 until 2027 UAH, for children up to 6 years – from 1699 to 1779 UAH, for children 6 – 18 years – 2118 2218 to UAH, for able-bodied citizens – from 2007 through 2102 UAH for the disabled – from 1564 to 1638 UAH.

Until December 2019 Ukraine should restore the solvency of the guarantee Fund. It is also one of the points of the credit Memorandum between Ukraine and the IMF.