During the six months of the war in Ukraine, PLN 1.04 billion (EUR 220.16 million) in benefits were given out by the Polish state to refugees who arrived in Poland from Ukraine, the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (DGP) reported on Thursday.
Since July 1, more than 560,000 payments have been granted as part of the government’s ‘Good start’ school benefit programme, the Polish Ministry of Family and Social Policy announced on Twitter, on Friday.
The government has no plans to increase its 500 Plus child benefit scheme, a deputy family minister said on Wednesday.
Over 80 percent of the Polish public appreciate the economic benefits of EU membership while 82 percent see its results in an improved situation on the labour market, according to a report by the Polish Economic Institute (PIE).
Polish families have received PLN 144 billion (EUR 31.1 billion) in monthly benefits since the start of the government's Family 500 Plus child support programme, the family minister has told PAP.
The report commissioned by Poland shows that most countries gain strongly from the new accessions, the biggest beneficiaries being Germany and Luxembourg, followed by Belgium, Denmark, Austria, the United Kingdom, and Sweden.