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Factsheet for measure CZ-2022-13/2200 – measures in Czechia
|Country||Czechia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 21 March 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Other humanitarian measures
|Author||Soňa Veverková (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||02 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)|
In the context of the war in Ukraine, an emergency humanitarian allowance for refugees was issued.
The Emergency humanitarian allowance is based on the Act No. 65/2022 Coll., on certain measures in connection with the armed conflict on the territory of Ukraine caused by the invasion of the Russian Federation troops (called Lex Ukraine).
Refugees from Ukraine are able to ask for an emergency humanitarian allowance of CZK 5,000 (€203 approx.). This allowance is available for Ukrainians with the temporary protection visas.
The allowance is allocated for securing basic needs. It is payable for the month in which the refugee secures his/her visa. If necessary, it can be collected for a period of up to six months. To be able to receive money, it is necessary to open a bank account in the Czech bank.
Refugees can apply for the money via a special online application, developed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic , or ask in person at the Labour Office. The application is available in four languages – Czech, Ukrainian, Russian and English.
No information available yet.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||No involvement as case not in social partner domain|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2022), Emergency humanitarian allowance for Ukrainian refugees, measure CZ-2022-13/2200 (measures in Czechia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/CZ-2022-13_2200.html
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