According to the authors of the suggestions, there are about 1.5 million people in Kazakhstan who have low incomes. However, only 998,000 of them are recipients of the targeted social support. The deputies believe that the reason this has happened is an incorrect estimation of poor people in the country.
Even though Kazakhstan’s GDP has gradually grown for years, the income poverty line has remained the same. Along with individual income tax removal for low-income citizens, the Nur Otan deputies have offered to raise the income poverty line to make it meet the current GDP. They also want to combine this rate with the country’s minimum wage to better understand who needs support from the state.