Donetsk, Nov 8 — DAN. Some 2.5 million residents of the Donetsk People’s Republic have got their Individual Insurance Account Number (SNILS) since the beginning of this year, the press service of the Social Fund Department for the DPR told the Donetsk News Agency.

“The Social Fund issued 2,500 million SNILS cards and accepted some 400,000 documents for passport data changes in the first ten months of this year, ” the press service said.

Earlier reports said that DPR residents can request federal benefits from the Social Fund anywhere except the Lugansk People’s Republic and the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions.

Russia’s Social Fund was established in the summer of 2022 in a merger between the Pension Fund and the Social Insurance Fund.

Individual Insurance Account Number (SNILS) is used in the compulsory pension insurance system.   It tracks all the amounts contributed by an employer to an employee’s individual retirement account in respect of a future pension.*jk