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How to refuse a subsidy remotely: instructions for Ukrainians

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How to refuse a subsidy remotely: instructions for Ukrainians

Citizens who received a housing subsidy in Ukraine but now live abroad can refuse assistance remotely. Find out more about how to refuse benefits while outside the country

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Today, a huge number of Ukrainians are forced to temporarily reside abroad. In particular, some citizens still receive social assistance at home. Read on to find out how to refuse a housing subsidy while outside Ukraine. 


How to refuse Ukrainian benefits remotely: an algorithm of actions 


Ukrainians who currently reside abroad but want to refuse social assistance that they received in their homeland must send an application by e-mail or other means of postal communication to the appropriate social security department in Ukraine. Contacts of social security offices can be found on the official websites of district state administrations and city executive bodies. 


The following information must be provided in the application:


  • Full name of the citizen in whose name the social assistance is registered;
  • Address of the registered place of residence;
  • Telephone number;
  • Name of the social protection agency providing the assistance;
  • Type of social assistance;
  • E-mail address. 


If a citizen needs confirmation of the termination of payments, it should be indicated in the application. In this case, the social assistance body will send a scanned copy of the document confirming the refusal of benefits by e-mail. 




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How to refuse a housing subsidy in Ukraine while abroad


To refuse a housing subsidy issued at home, you must submit a corresponding application to the Pension Fund. The application must contain the following personal data: 


  • Full name of the citizen in whose name the subsidy is issued;
  • Address of the registered or actual place of residence;
  • Phone number;
  • Name of the Pension Fund body that provides the subsidy;
  • Type of state support;
  • E-mail address. 


Just a reminder. Earlier, we talked about how to draw up a power of attorney for property in Ukraine while abroad. For more information on how to draw up the document and what is required, please follow the link.




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Green Card - compulsory car insurance for traveling abroad;

Visit Ukraine Tickets - book tickets for buses, trains, and airplanes to/from Ukraine and between cities around the world;

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