Round 200,000 functions for baby advantages for Ukrainian refugees have already been authorized and 266 million złoty (€58 million) was paid out by 12 Could, informs Poland’s state social insurance coverage workplace, ZUS.
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, virtually 3.5 million folks have crossed the border into Poland. It’s estimated that between 1.5 and a couple of million stay in Poland, and that over 45% of them are kids.
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Underneath a legislation handed in March, Ukrainians who fled the battle are instantly entitled to obtain the identical baby advantages as Polish residents, which quantity to 500 zloty (€107) monthly for every baby.
In accordance with ZUS, thus far 256,284 functions referring to 388,635 Ukrainian kids have been submmited for the interval 2021/22. By 12 Could, virtually 200,000 functions had been authorized and 266 million złoty (€57 million) had been paid out, experiences Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
Nevertheless, whereas the newspaper claimed that 700,000 functions had been submitted, ZUS factors out that this determine is deceptive because it provides collectively the 388,635 kids from the 2021/22 interval with 302,107 who’ve already utilized for the 2022/23 interval, which begins on 1 June.
“These numbers can’t be simply added up,” ZUS spokesman, Paweł Żebrowski, defined to Notes from Poland. “A father or mother of a kid that utilized for the interval 2021/2022 must reapply with the intention to obtain the advantages within the interval 2022/2023.” Which means there may be a lot overlap between the 2 durations.
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To ensure that a father or mother (or different authorized guardian) to use for the profit, they and their kids have to be Ukrainian residents who’ve legally entered Poland after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In the event that they depart Poland for greater than 30 days they’re not eligible.
One other requirement is having a Polish id quantity (PESEL). Ukrainians fleeing the battle got the precise to acquire a PESEL underneath the legislation handed in March. Thus far, over 1.1 million such PESELs have been issued, with round 46% going to kids.
Utrzymuje się niska dynamika przyrastania liczby osób występujących o nr. PESEL. Po początkowym dużym zainteresowaniu obecnie jest to dzienny przyrost na poziomie okay. 1%
— Andrzej Kubisiak (@KubisiakA) May 19, 2022
Poland has received widespread reward for the best way it has welcomed refugees from Ukraine, with the US ambassador not too long ago calling it a “humanitarian superpower”.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has additionally expressed his gratitude, and yesterday introduced that Poles in Ukraine could be granted all the identical rights given to Ukrainians in Poland.
Whereas there have been quite a few prices referring to supporting the refugees, some specialists predict that they’ll have a constructive influence on the Polish economic system in the long run.
Mateusz City, an economist at Oxford Economics, predicts that Poland’s GDP might be as much as 4% greater because of the inflow of Ukrainians, who will create extra demand, fill gaps within the labour market, begin companies and produce different financial advantages.
Footfall and turnover at procuring centres in Poland have now surpassed pre-pandemic ranges.
Whereas the figures partly point out a return to pre-Covid procuring habits, additionally they mirror the arrival of tens of millions of refugees from Ukraine https://t.co/kEdjfMIo4f
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Agnieszka Wądołowska is deputy editor of Notes from Poland. She has beforehand labored for Gazeta.pl and Tokfm.pl and contributed to Gazeta Wyborcza, Wysokie Obcasy, Duży Format, Midrasz and Kultura Liberalna