Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk, head of the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Policy, assured on Tuesday that all people entitled to PLN 800 plus will receive this benefit in January. Pursuant to the Act, ZUS is obliged to increase the amount of the childcare benefit by February 29, with compensation from January 1.
– I can confirm that all people who are entitled to receive the 800 plus benefit, thanks to the efforts and work of the Social Insurance Institution, in the amount of PLN 800, will receive such a benefit in January – informed the Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy during a joint session of the Sejm Senior Policy Committee and Social Policy and Family Committee.
MRPiPS: the campaign to increase the amount of this benefit will be completed in January
The head of the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy emphasized that this is earlier than the applicable deadline for completing this task ZUS. Pursuant to the Act, the Institution is obliged to increase the amount of the parental benefit by February 29, 2024, with compensation from January 1, 2024. – I have received assurances from the Social Insurance Institution that in January the action to increase the amount of this benefit will be completed, so that Polish families , after probably 7 years of long-awaited valorization of this benefit, they could actually use it – said Dziemianowicz-Bąk.
800 plus – program assumptions
The governmental Family 500 plus program has been operating since April 1, 2016. Under it, families with dependent children were entitled to a parental benefit of PLN 500 per child up to 18 years of age, regardless of the family’s income. From January 1, 2024, the amount of this benefit is PLN 800 per month per child.
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