The government of the Russian Federation proposed to double the insurance payment to the family members of the deceased at work - up to 2 million rubles. This was stated by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin at a Cabinet meeting.
“The government has prepared amendments to the law “On Compulsory Social Insurance against Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases”. It is proposed to double the amount of the lump-sum insurance payment to the families of citizens who died at work, from 1 million to 2 million rubles,” said Mr. Mishustin (quoted by TASS).
Compensation for death at work was increased up to 1 million rubles in 2014. Prior to this, the payment for a person who died as a result of an accident at work or an occupational disease was about 80 thousand rubles. The non-working spouse or one of the parents, a child or a person dependent on the deceased have the right to receive insurance payments.