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The Family 500+ program for Ukrainian refugees in Poland: what it is and how to apply

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The Family 500+ program for Ukrainian refugees in Poland: what it is and how to apply

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Ukrainian refugees with children were given the opportunity to participate in the Polish Family 500+ program and receive additional assistance.


Family 500+ is a demographic support program in Poland, under which each family is entitled to receive a subsidy of PLN 500 per month for each child.


Recently, refugees from Ukraine have been added to the program. In this way, the Polish authorities want to show additional concern for the most vulnerable and those in need of assistance, victims of war who arrived here after February 24.


How to apply for a citizen of Ukraine to participate in the program?


The following criteria must be met:


• have a child under the age of 18;

• arrive in Poland after February 24;

• have an open account in a Polish bank.


The application can be submitted in person at ZUS institutions. Employees there will help all those interested to create a personal profile on the ZUS electronic services platform (PUE ZUS) and submit an application for assistance.


To submit an electronic application for participation in the program, citizens of Ukraine must have a PESEL (Polish analogue of the identification code), a bank account in Poland and a Polish telephone number.


Questions for clarifying information about benefits for families can be sent to the mailbox [email protected].


Attention! Even if one of the parents was already in Poland before February 24, and the child remained in Ukraine and arrived after the start of the full-scale war, such a family is also entitled to receive assistance under the Family 500+ program.


In addition, the presence of any income in the family will not be a limitation.


Who allocates funds for the participation of Ukrainian refugees?


The international organization UNICEF allocated almost 100 million zlotys for payments to refugees from Ukraine until the end of the year. The corresponding document was signed by the Minister of Family and Social Policy of Poland, as well as the National Coordinator of the UNICEF Crisis Response Office in Poland.