The Constitutional Court of Ukraine has decided that the Cabinet of Ministers has a right to set the amount of social benefits in accordance with financial possibilities of the state. The decision was announced by CC chairman judge Anatoly Golovin.

In particular, the CC recognized as constitutional the paragraph 4 of the regulations of state budget of Ukraine for 2011, according to which the government is given the right to set the amount of social benefits to such categories of citizens as Chernobyl liquidators, children of war and the dismissed from military service.

The decision was made December 26, 2011.

As reported, on June 16 President Viktor Yanukovych signed the amendments to the Law "on state budget of Ukraine for 2011," adopted by the parliament on June 14.

51 MPs appealed to the Constitutional Court with a request to define whether the amendments were constitutional.

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