From July 1, the Polish government will no longer pay PLN 40 (about UAH 276) for food and accommodation for refugees from Ukraine.
This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister of Poland and the Government Commissioner for Refugees Pavel Schaefernaker, reports “European Truth” with reference to Rzeczpospolita.
“We are convinced that many people in Poland are able to become independent and adapt,” he said, adding that there would also be exceptions. Privileges will be extended for some people: people with disabilities, pregnant women and those with many children.
In a special law on assistance to refugees from Ukraine, the government initially guaranteed benefits for the first 60 days. One month ago, he extended his term for another 60 days. This law will not continue.
“We pay huge social funds – from 300 zlotys for each to 500+ zlotys for each child and other social benefits. In addition, we see that many Ukrainians are looking for work, finding it and doing it themselves. We want to encourage others to be active. Four months of full protection are, in our opinion, enough time, “said a senior politician of the ruling Law and Justice Party.
It is noted that the government’s decision is dictated by the very high cost of maintaining refugees. In particular, the Silesian Voivodeship estimated the current expenditure at 115,000 refugees at PLN 190 million per month, of which PLN 40 per day was PLN 160 million per day.
“We are just starting a wide range of measures aimed at activating Ukrainians to employment. Already 14,000 of them, including 11,000 women, have found legal jobs in our region. We are waiting for a special act to help finance Polish education and training courses. languages that will definitely help them find their place in the labor market, “said Silesian Voivode spokeswoman Alina Kucharzewska.
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