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Ireland announced a sharp reduction in payments to Ukrainians: when will the amount be reduced

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Ireland announced a sharp reduction in payments to Ukrainians: when will the amount be reduced

The Irish authorities have announced a reduction in benefits for Ukrainian refugees living in public housing. Find out more about the reasons for this decision and when Ukrainians will start receiving reduced benefits

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Ireland has announced a significant reduction in payments to Ukrainian refugees who will be living in government housing. According to the announcement of the Minister of Social Protection Heather Humphreys, quoted by extra.ie, the decision to reduce financial support will come into force next week.


Irish government to cut benefits for Ukrainians: what is known


Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Ireland has provided Ukrainian refugees with free housing and paid 220 euros a week to help them find work.


However, starting next week, refugees who settle in public housing will receive only 38.80 euros per week.


The government's decision to reduce the allowance was made against the backdrop of a growing migration crisis and housing shortage, which prompted the authorities to reduce the attractiveness of Ireland as a place of residence for Ukrainian refugees.


It is emphasized that after the announcement of the reduction in financial support, there has been a significant decrease in the number of newly arrived refugees - from more than 700 per week to 160 in February 2024.




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Prime Minister Leo Varadkar noted that continued support for refugees at this level is unacceptable. 


He also added that Ukrainians who resort to finding accommodation on their own should not worry about a reduction in payments.

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