The law on the national budget for 2012 approved by the Ukrainian parliament on Dec. 22, 2011, canceled some benefits for lawmakers.
Before the voting, Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn proposed an amendment canceling some benefits for lawmakers.
An article regarding payments to former lawmakers in the size of wages of working lawmakers for the period of their employment and 50% of wage if lawmakers fail to find other jobs; payments for recreation in the size of two monthly wages and payments in the size of 12 monthly leave allowances of working lawmakers if they retire was terminated.
The lawmakers also canceled a requirement that gave the right to use railways, water, air or road transport once a once to lawmakers-pensioners and provision of transport to lawmakers-pensioners to make medical treatment trips.
The MPs also canceled their right to obtain one-time aid equal to three monthly wages if powers of lawmakers were early terminated and free tickets and luggage tickets for lawmakers who go to visit their families. They canceled their right not to pay parking fees.
In addition, the lawmakers decided not to pay compensation of three wages to advisors if lawmakers' powers were early terminated.
The parliament also canceled some other benefits and payments to lawmakers.
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