Reduction of payments: Poland plans significant changes to the rules of stay for refugees from Ukraine
The Polish government is planning to consider a number of updated rules for Ukrainian citizens who have taken refuge in the country since the beginning of the full-scale war. Find out more about what may change for refugees in Poland in the near future
Poland is considering extending the special law on assistance to Ukrainian refugees for six months, and as a result, the conditions of their stay may change. This was reported by ukrayina.pl.
Here's what may change for Ukrainians in Poland.
Support for Ukrainian refugees may be reduced in Poland: details
Temporary protection for persons who fled the war in Ukraine is valid in Poland until March 4, 2024. The government plans to extend the relevant special law for six months, Rzeczpospolita reports.
It is emphasized that during this period, the ministers intend to develop new rules for providing assistance to refugees.
"We are giving ourselves six months to amend the law," said Polish Deputy Interior Minister Wieslaw Szczepanski.
What changes should Ukrainians expect?
Among the possible changes is the abolition of the temporary protection status after leaving Poland, even for a short period, as is currently limited to 30 days. The government believes that Ukrainians traveling home for holidays or vacations indicate that they may not need temporary protection. A similar approach is already being applied to Ukrainian refugees in Norway.
There is also an initiative to change the conditions for receiving social benefits. Although the details are not yet available, the government is preparing to hold consultations with ministries, local governments, and organizations that provide assistance to Ukrainian refugees.
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Earlier we wrote that the support programs for refugees from Ukraine are constantly changing, and some of them are being completely canceled by the authorities. Find out what major changes for Ukrainians will take place in Poland in 2024 and what to expect in the near future.
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