Procedure for Issuing Travel Documents to People Receiving Social Services and Entitled to Free Travel on Aeroexpress Trains in Moscow and Moscow Region
1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.1. This Procedure for creating travel documents for citizens receiving social services and entitled to preferential travel on Aeroexpress, LLC electric trains (hereinafter the Procedure) was developed in accordance with the requirements of the following regulatory documents:
- Rules for providing services for railway transportation of passengers, as well as cargo, luggage and cargo luggage for personal, family, household and other needs not related to implementing business activities, approved by Resolution No. 810 of the RF Government, dated 05/27/2021;
- Rules for passenger, luggage, cargo luggage transportation by rail, approved by Order No. 352 of the RF Ministry of Transport, dated 09/05/2022;
- Federal Law No. 178-FZ dated 07/17/1999 “On State Social Assistance”;
- Law of the city of Moscow No. 70 dated 11/03/2004 “On Social Support Measures for Individual Categories of Moscow Residents”;
- Moscow Government Decree No. 637-PP dated 07/03/2018 “On Free Travel on Public Rail Transport in Suburban Service outside the Moscow Railway Small Ring”;
- other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation.
1.2. The following categories of citizens shall have the right to preferential travel on Aeroexpress, LLC electric trains:
- citizen receiving federal social services;
- citizen receiving regional social services.
1.3. Free travel documents (tickets) for citizens receiving social services shall be created only using “one-way” and “round trip” tariffs.
1.4. The travel document (ticket) created for a one-way trip shall be valid for one trip in accordance with the date indicated in it, and one hour of subsequent calendar days. The travel document (ticket) created in the two-way direction shall be valid, except for one trip in the one-way direction, for one trip in the return direction during the day indicated on the ticket, and the following calendar days.
1.5. Information about citizens provided with the social service in the form of free commuter rail travel may be submitted electronically using the passenger’s individual personal account insurance number (hereinafter IPAIN) by operators of the data system containing information about citizens to be provided with the specified social service, the term of its validity, as well as the information about the document confirming the specified right.
2. CREATING TRAVEL DOCUMENTS FOR CITIZENS RECEIVING FEDERAL SOCIAL SERVICES
Only a single free “one-way” and “round trip” free ticket may be created for a citizen receiving federal social services when the following documents are submitted to the ticket cashier:
- identity document;
- testimonials confirming the preferential status (or current Moscow social card (hereinafter MSC), social card of Moscow region resident (hereinafter SCMR));
- statements on the right to receive social services issued by the public social protection agency (Pension Fund of the Russian Federation) indicating the IPAIN approved by Decree No. 414p of the Pension Fund Board of the Russian Federation dated 08/19/2019.
3. LIST OF CATEGORIES OF CITIZENS RECEIVING FEDERAL SOCIAL SERVICES AND ENTITLED TO FREE TRAVEL ON THE AEROEXPRESS, LLC ELECTRIC TRAINS
3.1. Disabled war veterans.
3.2. Former minor prisoners of Fascism acknowledged as disabled.
3.3. Former minor prisoners of Fascism who are not disabled.
3.4. Participants in the Great Patriotic War.
3.5. Military veterans from those indicated in sub-clauses 1–4 of clause 1 of Article 3 of the Federal Law “On Veterans”.
3.6. Soldiers who have served in the armed forces, institutions, military educational schools not included in the active army in the period from 06/22/1941 through 09/03/1945 no less than 6 (six) months, soldiers awarded orders and medals of the USSR for service during this period.
3.7. Individuals awarded the badge “Resident of Blockaded Leningrad”, “Resident of Besieged Sevastopol”, “Resident of Besieged Stalingrad” (revised Federal Law No. 137-FZ dated 04/28/2023).
3.8. Individuals working during the Great Patriotic War at facilities of anti-aircraft defence, local anti-aircraft defence, construction of defence structures, naval bases, air fields and other military facilities within the rear borders of active fronts, operational zones of active fleets, at frontline sections of railways and roads, as well as members of transport fleet ship crews integrated at the start of the Great Patriotic War in the ports of other countries.
3.9. Family members of killed (deceased) disabled veterans of the Great Patriotic War and combat veterans, family members of those killed in the Great Patriotic War from among the personal staff of self-defence groups of facilities and emergency local anti-aircraft defence teams, as well as family members of deceased workers in hospitals and infirmaries in Leningrad.
3.10. Family members of soldiers, rank-and-file and commanding staff of internal affairs bodies, state fire service, institutions and agencies of the penal correction system and state security bodies who died performing military service duties (service obligations). This social support measure shall be provided to family members of soldiers who died in captivity, duly acknowledged as missing in action in combat areas, from the time these soldiers were excluded from the list of military units.
3.12. Disabled children.
3.13. Individuals accompanying the disabled of group I, as well as citizens duly acknowledged before 1 January 2010 as disabled of group II and III with limited capability for work of III degree (until the next certification), and disabled children. A free ticket for the escort shall be created upon presentation of a full set of documents for the accompanying person, as well as their own identity document.
3.14. Individuals exposed to radiation as a result of the Chernobyl NPP catastrophe, nuclear tests at the Semipalatinsk test site, and citizens of their comparable categories.
3.15. Heroes of the Soviet Union, Heroes of the Russian Federation, full bearers of the Order of Glory (art. 6 of RF Law No. 4301-1 dated 01/15/1993 “On the Status of Heroes of the Soviet Union, Heroes of the Russian Federation and Full Bearers of the Order of Glory”).
3.16. Heroes of Socialist Labour, Heroes of Russian Federation Labour, full bearers of the Order of Labour Glory (art. 4 of Federal Law No. 5-FZ dated 01/09/1997 “On Providing Social Guarantees to Heroes of Socialist Labour, Heroes of Russian Federation Labour and Full Bearers of the Order of Labour Glory”).
This list shall be amended if amendments are made to Russian Federation legislation.
4. CREATING TRAVEL DOCUMENTS FOR CITIZENS RECEIVING REGIONAL SOCIAL SERVICES
Only a single free “one-way” and “round trip” free ticket may be created for a citizen receiving regional (only residents of the city of Moscow) social services when the following documents are submitted to the ticket cashier:
- identity document;
- Moscow social card with active exemption or temporary single issued social ticket (issued in case of creating a new or previously re-issued MSC, valid for 30 days from the day of issue if the identity document indicated in the ticket is presented, and document confirming the right to free travel);
- testimonials confirming the preferential status.
5. LIST OF CATEGORIES OF CITIZENS RECEIVING REGIONAL SOCIAL SERVICES (RESIDENTS OF MOSCOW) WITH THE RIGHT TO FREE TRAVEL ON AEROEXPRESS, LLC ELECTRIC TRAINS
5.1. Rear workers, individuals who worked in the rear in the period from 06/22/1941 through 05/09/1945 for no less than 6 (six) months, excluding the period of working in temporarily occupied territories of the USSR, or awarded orders and medals of the USSR for selfless labour during the Great Patriotic War (cl. 1 part 1 art. 3 of Law of the City of Moscow No. 70 dated 11/03/2004 “On Measures of Social Support for Individual Categories of Moscow Residents”).
5.2. Labour veterans and those comparable to them as of 31 December 2004 (cl. 2 part 1 art. 3 of Law of City of Moscow No. 70 dated 11/03/2004 “On Measures of Social Support for Individual Categories of Moscow Residents”):
5.2.1. Individuals awarded orders or medals of the USSR or Russian Federation, or awarded honourary titles of the USSR or Russian Federation, or awarded honourary certificates from the President of the Russian Federation or awarded the gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation or awarded departmental badges of excellence for services in labour (service) and lengthy work (service) of no less than 15 years in the relevant sphere of activity (sectors of the economy) and having a labour (insurance) record considered for pension designation of at least 25 years for men and 20 years for women or service for years in the calendar calculation.
5.2.2. Individuals who started labour activity as a minor during the Great Patriotic War and have labour (insurance) record of at least 40 years for men and 35 years for women.
5.2.3. Veterans of military service.
5.2.4. Individuals having testimonial of “Veteran of Labour”.
5.3. Rehabilitated individuals (cl. 3 part 1 art. 3 of Law of the City of Moscow No. 70 dated 11/03/2004 “On Measures of Social Support for Individual Categories of Moscow Residents”):
5.3.1. Individuals who have been repressed in the form of loss of freedom, exile, deportation, sending to a special settlement, forced labour under conditions of restricted freedom, including “in worker columns of the NKVD”, other restrictions of rights and freedoms, unjustifiably placed in psychiatric treatment institutions and subsequently rehabilitated.
5.3.2. Children living with parents repressed for political motives or individuals replacing them, at sites of deprivation of freedom, in exile, deported, at special settlements or remaining as a minor without care of parents or one of them, unjustifiably repressed for political motives, and subsequently rehabilitated.
5.4. Citizens acknowledged as to have suffered from political repressions, – children, spouse, parents of individuals shot or killed at sites of deprivation of freedom and rehabilitated posthumously (cl. 4 part 1 art. 3 of Law of City of Moscow No. 70 dated 11/03/2004 “On Social Support Measures for Individual Categories of Moscow Residents”.
5.5. Children of the war, individuals born in the period from 4 September 1927 through 3 September 1945 (cl. 5 part 1 art. 3 of Law of City of Moscow No. 70 dated 11/03/2004 “On Social Support Measures for Individual Categories of Moscow Residents”).
5.6. Children from large families under age 18 (cl. 6 art. 29 of Law of City of Moscow No. 60 dated 11/23/2005 “On Social Support for Families with Children in Moscow”).
5.7. Orphans and children without parental care, individuals from among the orphans and children without parental care, children who lost both parents during the studying period or single parent studying in intramural form at the expense of budgetary funds of Moscow in the main vocational educational programmes and/or vocational preparatory programmes for worker and officials vocations (art. 10 of Law of City of Moscow No. 61 dated 11/30/2005 “On Additional Guarantees for Social Support of Orphans and Children without Parental Care, in the City of Moscow”).
5.8. Children brought up in families of citizens acknowledged as participants in a pilot project for material support for families who under foster care contracts accepted for upbringing older children and/or disabled children without residences in Moscow (cl. 3.3. of Decree No. 8-PP of the Government of Moscow dated 01/23/2014 “On Conducting in Moscow a Pilot Project for Material Support for Families Who under Foster Care Contracts Accepted for Upbringing Older Children and/or Disabled Children”).
6. CREATING TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ACCORDING TO DECREE NO. 637-PP OF THE GOVERNMENT OF MOSCOW DATED 07/03/2018
Travel documents (tickets) for categories of citizens entitled to free travel according to Decree No. 637-PP of the Government of Moscow dated 07/03/2018 shall be created by the Aeroexpress, LLC ticket cashier upon presentation of the following documents:
- identity document;
- Moscow social card with current exemption or temporary single issued social card valid for 30 days from the day of issue, and upon presentation of the identity document indicated in the ticket, and document confirming the right to free travel.
7. LIST OF CATEGORIES OF CITIZENS ENTITLED TO FREE TRAVEL ACCORDING TO DECREE NO. 637-PP OF THE GOVERNMENT OF MOSCOW DATED 07/03/2018
Starting 1 August 2018, by Decree No. 637-PP of the Government of Moscow dated 07/03/2018 in order to ensure accessibility of suburb rail transport services and improve the level of social protection of individual categories of citizens, the right to free travel on rail transport shall be given to:
7.1. Citizens residing in Moscow and in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation and other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation, laws of the city of Moscow are not entitled to social support measures (social service) for payment of public suburban rail transport travel for the following categories:
7.1.1. Citizens awarded badges “Honourary Donor of Russia”, “Honourary Donor of the USSR”, “Honourary Donor of Moscow”.
7.1.2. Retirees whose pension was assigned in accordance with Russian Federation legislation, who do not belong to the categories of citizens entitled in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation and other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation, laws of Moscow to social support measures for payment of travel on public suburban rail transport.
7.1.3. Citizens who have reached age 55 for women and 60 for men, with an insurance record necessary for designation of an insurance pension for old age in accordance with federal legislation on pension support (cl. 9 of Decree No. 1714-PP of the Government of Moscow dated 12/29/2018).
7.1.4. Citizens who have reached age 55 for women and 60 for men who have been awarded the title “Veteran of Labour” or title “Veteran of Military Service” (cl. 9 of Decree No. 1714-PP of the Government of Moscow dated 12/29/2018).
7.1.5. Parents, other legal representatives of disabled children.
7.1.6. Parent with childhood disability studying in organisations conducting educational activity under secondary vocational educational programmes, higher education educational programmes – Bachelor’s degree, specialty programmes or Master’s programmes – up to age 23.
7.1.7. Parents of large family until the youngest child reaches age 18.
7.1.8. One of the guardians, trustees, foster parents, foster educators (single guardian, trustee, foster parent, foster educator), raising the orphan or child without parental care under age 18.
7.2. Foster parents acknowledged as participants in the pilot project for material support for families accepting for upbringing older children and/or disabled children under foster family contracts, conducted in accordance with Decree No. 8-PP of the Government of Moscow dated 01/23/2014 “On Conducting in Moscow a Pilot Project for Material Support for Families Accepting for Upbringing under Foster Family Contracts Older Children and/or Disabled Children” in the period of participation in this pilot project.