Everyone has the right to social security as a basic constitutional right. That is why, after restoring the country's independence, our country has paid special attention to the development of this sphere of law, and numerous normative legal acts have been adopted to protect people's social protection. The main purpose of the social security law norms set out in those normative legal acts is to protect the human rights of all people, while maintaining universal human values and ensuring the principles of justice and humanism.
Social allowances are defined and paid in the form of monthly or one-time payments for the provision of social assistance to persons of different categories in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On social benefits" No. 55-IIIQ, dated February 7, 2006.
Stateless persons and foreign citizens permanently residing in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall have the right to monthly and one-time allowances under this Law with the same conditions and manner as provided for citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan, unless otherwise provided by international treaties to which the Azerbaijan Republic is a party.
In addition to social allowances, there are a number of types of benefit schemes designed to provide social protection for people with special merits in the Republic of Azerbaijan. In order to reward different categories of citizens for their services to the country the benefits of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall be paid in accordance with different Decrees and Orders of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.