Financial assistance to refugees from Ukraine in Poland is planned to be canceled in the first quarter of 2024. The current provisions in the law will not be renewed.
The government believes that there will be no need to extend payments to Ukrainian refugees, RBC-Ukraine reports citing the PAP news agency .
Government speaker Peter Müller announced the cessation of support for those fleeing the war on air from the PAP studio. He was asked about further financial assistance to Ukrainian citizens living in Poland.
“The decisions that were made after the start of the war are temporary in nature. Therefore, these provisions are gradually losing force, it’s just written down in the law. They will not be extended,” the official said.
According to him, financial assistance will begin to end presumably in the first quarter of next year.
At the same time, Peter Müller emphasized that the stage when Ukrainians fled the country en masse from the war has ended. Therefore, he hopes that the provision to help Ukrainian refugees “simply will not need to be continued,” there will be no need for it.
The day before, Super Express published a Pollster Research Institute survey on the attitude of Poles to payments to Ukrainian refugees. It turned out that 60% of respondents believe that Poland should not continue making payments to Ukrainians currently living in the country. The Poles spoke about the extension of financial assistance as follows:
- definitely not – 36%;
- rather not – 24%;
- rather yes – 18%;
- unconditional yes – 8%;
- undecided – 14%.
Poland currently provides several types of payments for refugees from Ukraine:
- 300 zlotys (2512 UAH) – one-time assistance to new arrivals;
- “40+” – 40 zlotys per day (335 UAH) for housing and food (compensation to home owners) for 120 days (4800 zlotys – 40,194 UAH), and on an ongoing basis for vulnerable categories of refugees;
- “500+” – monthly payment of 500 zlotys (4187 UAH) for a child under 18 years of age;
Ukrainians can also receive other types of child benefits.
Let us remind you that we wrote about why the attitude of Poles towards Ukrainian refugees is worsening. A third believe that social assistance to Ukrainians has been going on for too long.
We also talked about why Ukrainian refugees leave Poland for Germany. Among the most common reasons are higher social benefits and job offers with higher salaries and better prospects for children.
Source : RBC