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President Andrzej Duda has signed an amended law that raises Poland's 500 Plus monthly child benefit from PLN 500 (EUR 113) to PLN 800 (EUR 181).
The Sejm, the lower parliamentary house, has raised Poland's 500 Plus child benefit from PLN 500 (EUR 112) to PLN 800 (EUR 179).
The Polish government on Tuesday approved draft legislation on increasing the 500 Plus benefit scheme to PLN 800 (EUR 180) per child per month from January 2024.
The raise in the monthly child benefit to PLN 800 (EUR 177) from PLN 500 (EUR 111) will cost the Polish government more than PLN 24 billion (EUR 5.3 bln) in the first year, a legislation impact assessment indicates.
A majority of Poles believe that raising the 500 Plus child benefit will increase inflation, according to a Market Research Institute (IBRiS) survey for Radio ZET.
Implementing a rise in the Polish government's flagship '500 Plus' social benefit will be hard to achieve in the middle of the budgetary year, a government minister has told PAP.
Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS), has said that raising of the monthly child benefit 500-Plus programme is not feasible before parliamentary elections scheduled for this autumn.
A bill on increasing a monthly child allowance will be subject to public consultations next month, before being adopted by the government, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, said on Wednesday.
Civic Platform (PO), Poland's main opposition party, has urged the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party to accelerate the implementation of an increase in the government's flagship child benefit programme.