PLN 300 plus: Poland increases benefits for refugee children
Refugees from Ukraine will be able to receive increased child benefits under the 500+ programme in Poland. Find out more about how much Ukrainian families will now receive and how to apply for the benefit
From now on, Ukrainians temporarily residing in Poland will receive increased child benefit payments. The article describes how much the amount will increase and how to apply for the benefit.
Increase in child benefits in Poland: what is known
A representative of the Polish Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, recently made a statement on increasing the amount of child benefits under the 500+ programme. In turn, the Prime Minister of the country confirmed that this proposal would be considered at the next meeting.
From 1 January 2024, Ukrainian families with children living in Poland will receive PLN 300 more. The total amount of assistance will be PLN 800.
It is noted that despite the increase in the amount of payments, the name of the programme will remain "500+".
In the previous article, we talked about the 500+ programme, which is aimed at helping Ukrainian families in Poland. You can find out more about who is eligible for the payments here.
How to apply for benefits: instructions
To apply for child benefit, you need to apply to ZUS for assistance:
- The PUE ZUS website or the mZUS mobile application;
- Emp@tia portal;
- Banking services.
The application must be accompanied by a document confirming the legality of residence in Poland. Namely:
- A beaten card with a mark "access to the labour market";
- PESEL card with the UKR icon;
- Permanent residence permit;
- Confirmed refugee status or other documents.
According to official estimates, over the 7 years of the 500+ programme's existence, more than PLN 220 billion has been paid out in total.
Just a reminder. We recently told you about the resumption of financial assistance from the Red Cross in Poland for Ukrainians. Read how to apply and who is eligible for payments here.
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