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What assistance can military children receive in Ukraine: a complete list of benefits

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What assistance can military children receive in Ukraine: a complete list of benefits

Ukraine provides a number of social benefits for children of military personnel and participants in armed conflicts to ensure their right to education, recreation and medical care. Find out more about the full list of benefits that children of military personnel can receive from the state

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Ukraine provides certain social benefits for children of military personnel and combatants based on the rights of the child in terms of education, recreation and medical care. These benefits are defined by the Law of Ukraine "On Social and Legal Protection of Servicemen and Their Families," RBC-Ukraine reports


We will tell you what assistance has been approved and what is included in the benefits.


What benefits are provided for children of military personnel in Ukraine?


According to the Law of Ukraine "On Social and Legal Protection of Servicemen and Members of Their Families," children of combatants are provided with the following benefits: 


In case of capture of servicemen, internment or their release, or if they are declared missing or dead in accordance with the procedure established by law. The respective allowance is paid to adult children living with their parents or other legal representatives of servicemen. The payment is made until the day the serviceman is removed from the military unit's personnel list.


The right to sanatorium treatment and recreation in sanatoriums once a year. This right applies to wives, husbands, parents, minor children and children with disabilities since childhood, regardless of age. Servicemen and women who were killed or went missing are also entitled to this right.


In addition, children of servicemen are given preference for places in state educational institutions and children's health camps, regardless of their form of ownership, at the place of residence. This means that such children have an advantage when applying to educational institutions and participating in children's camps, which allows them to access quality education and recreation.


Adult children of servicemen living with their parents or other legal representatives are entitled to a pension in accordance with the Law of Ukraine "On Pensions for Persons Discharged from Military Service and Certain Other Persons" in the event of the death of a serviceman, person liable for military service or a reservist. This pension is intended as a compensation for the loss of the breadwinner and family support in difficult circumstances.




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Social guarantees for adult family members


Pre-emptive right to be hired and retained in the event of redundancy. Family members of military personnel have preferential treatment in hiring and retention in the event of a reduction in the number of employees.


Priority referral for vocational training, advanced training and retraining with payment of the average monthly salary for the period of training. 


Financial assistance for wives or husbands of military personnel in case of termination of the employment contract due to the transfer of the spouse to another location.


Payment of sick leave certificates in the amount of 100% of the average monthly salary, regardless of the insurance period, in case of temporary disability of the spouse of a serviceman.


Including the period of residence with the spouse in areas where there was no possibility of employment in the specialty in the length of service of military relatives, but not more than 10 years.


Please note that the Law on Social and Legal Protection of Servicemen and Members of Their Families does not apply to certain categories of persons. It does not apply to:


- Family members of servicemen, persons liable for military service and reservists who were killed or died during military service (training) or reserve service as a result of a criminal or administrative offense. This category of persons does not receive social benefits provided to other family members of military personnel.


- Persons who died (died) as a result of their actions under the influence of alcohol, drugs or toxic substances. This includes cases where the death of a serviceman, person liable for military service or a reservist occurred due to intoxication, regardless of the cause of death.


- Foreigners and stateless persons performing military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). This category of persons is not subject to the provisions on remuneration and vacation leave for military personnel who are part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

How to get benefits? 


In order to receive assistance from the state, children of military personnel and combatants in Ukraine need to provide a number of mandatory documents confirming their right to benefits and social protection. These documents include


a combatant's certificate, a certificate of a person with a disability as a result of war (if available), and a death certificate if the combatant died. 


In addition, you will need a child's birth certificate, an IDP registration certificate, and a certificate of residence registration.


We remind you! Ukraine has introduced significant changes to the personnel policy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. One of the key initiatives is to replace the traditional conscription procedure with a new recruitment system. This and other reforms are aimed at optimizing the efficiency of military recruitment, in particular through the transition to contract military service and intensive training of citizens of conscription age. Read more about the update in our material.


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