Title:Review of the factual content and construction of the living minimum and proposals regarding the contents and legislation
Project leader:Ing. Jan Vlach
Funding provider:TA ČR
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Project start:2012
Project end:2013
Recipient:VÚPSV, v.v.i.

The living and subsistence minima are (together with normative costs of living) by legal regulations defined income expense quantities representing a basis for establishing welfare benefits for people in material need and some social welfare benefits; they are also used as income (expense) criteria in other social and income situations. Their level, structure and construction have a significant impact on social and economic development of society and contribute to reduction of negative consequences of social stratification processes in the Czech society and emerging social inequalities.
The most recent revision of living minimum made in RILSA, which became a basis for the current legal regulation of the level and structure of living minimum and the first establishment of subsistence minimum, is grounded in the 2000 data. The level and structure of living and subsistence minima should reflect quantitative and qualitative changes in consumption and living costs in 2000–2010.
The review of the real impact of protective and motivational functions of the living and subsistence minimum seeks to gather information for rational proposals of amendments to the applicable legal regulations.
Efficiency assessment of protective and motivational functions of minimal income quantities in the systems of assistance in material need and social welfare benefits. Proposals of amendments to the applicable legal regulations based on the prepared analyses.