Donetsk, Apr 2 - DAN. One hundred and fourteen large families and 16 World War II and Great Patriotic War veterans living in Kiev-controlled Donbass areas received one-time payments from the Donetsk People’s Republic in the first quarter of this year, the DPR Labour and Social Policy Ministry press service told the Donetsk News Agency on Monday.

“In the first quarter, 130 people have received lumpsum payments; of those, 114 are large family representatives and another 16 are Great Patriotic War and World War II veterans,” the press service said.

The 2018 payments totalled 876,000 rubles.

The DPR began to pay one-time benefits to certain groups of citizens under the aegis of the humanitarian programme on February 15, 2018.

Representatives of large families (mother, father, guardian, adoptive parent) with three or more children up to 18 years of age are entitled to welfare payments amounting to 6,000 rubles or 3,000 hryvnas and Great Patriotic War and World War II veterans, Leningrad siege survivors, the holders of the awards for the Defence of Leningrad and for the Defence of Sevastopol to 12,000 rubles or 6,000 hrivnas.*jk