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Factsheet for measure LT-2022-12/2369 – measures in Lithuania

Cash social assistance to foreigners

Piniginė socialinė parama užsieniečiams

Country Lithuania , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 17 March 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Measures to prevent social hardship
– Protection of vulnerable groups (beyond employment support)
Author Rasa Mieziene, Inga Blaziene (Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences)
Measure added 20 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)

Background information

On 23 March 2022, Law No XIV-947 of the Republic of Lithuania amending Article 1 and the Annex to Law No I-621 on Benefits for Children entered into force, providing that aliens granted asylum or temporary protection in the Republic of Lithuania are entitled to cash social assistance in the procedure prescribed by Law No IX-1675 of the Republic of Lithuania on Cash Social Assistance to Low-Income Families (Single Residents) of 1 July 2003. The measure is intended to reduce the social exclusion of Ukrainian citizens fleeing the war and ensure a decent standard of living for them in Lithuania.

Content of measure

In compliance with Law No IX-1675, aliens who have been granted temporary protection in the Republic of Lithuania shall be entitled to the following cash social assistance:

  • Families or single persons shall be entitled to social benefit when the average income per person is less than €141.9 per month.
  • Families or single persons shall be compensated a portion of dwelling heating costs exceeding 10% of the difference between the average monthly income per family (or single person) and two amounts of the State Supported Income (SSI) (€258) per person, or three amounts of the SSI (€387) for a single person. The compensation covers all the actual costs of heating in excess of 10% of this difference.
  • Families or single persons shall be compensated a portion of hot water costs exceeding 5% of family’s (or single person’s) income.
  • Families or single persons shall be compensated for drinking water costs when the cost of drinking water exceeds 2% of family or personal income.

In 2022, the amount of the SSI in Lithuania constitutes €129.

Use of measure

No information available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Migrants or refugees

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Local / regional government
National funds
Regional funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Informed Informed
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Peak or cross-sectoral level


No information available.

Views and reactions

No information available.


  • 01 July 2003: Law No IX-1675 of the Republic of Lithuania on Cash Social Assistance to Low-Income Families (Single Residents) (LR piniginės socialinės paramos nepasiturintiems gyventojams įstatymas Nr. IX-1675) (
  • 16 March 2022: Government Resolution No 224 On granting temporary protection to aliens in the Republic of Lithuania (LR Vyriausybės nutarimas No 224 dėl laikinosios apsaugos Lietuvos Respublikoje užsieniečiams suteikimo) (


Eurofound (2022), Cash social assistance to foreigners, measure LT-2022-12/2369 (measures in Lithuania), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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