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Factsheet for measure LT-2022-13/2367 – measures in Lithuania

Benefits for children of foreigners

Išmokos užsieniečių vaikams

Country Lithuania , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 23 March 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Income protection beyond short-time work
– Support for parents and carers (financial or in kind)
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 people granted asylum or temporary protection in the Republic of Lithuania are entitled to lump-sum and periodic benefits for children. The amendment to the law was aimed at reducing social exclusion between Lithuanian and foreign families with children. The amendments ensured that foreign families have equal conditions with permanent residents of Lithuania for receiving child benefits.

Content of measure

In compliance with the law, non-Lithuanian citizens who have been granted asylum or temporary protection in the Republic of Lithuania shall be entitled to the following benefits for children:

  • Child benefit (child money). It is paid for each child under 18 or up to 23 if the child is studying under a general education programme. An additional child benefit is provided to a disabled child, as well as to each child from a large or low-income family.
  • One-off child benefit. It is paid at birth, adoption (regardless of age) or custody (up to 1.5 years, if not paid at birth or first custody).
  • One-off pregnant woman benefit. It is paid to women not entitled to maternity benefit from social insurance when there are 70 calendar days left until the expected date of childbirth.
  • Benefit for the birth of twins, triplets, etc. It is paid to one of the parents until the children are two years old.
  • Childcare allowance for a student. It is paid from the child's birth to the age of two, if the child's parent is studying and not entitled to childcare benefit from social insurance.
  • Care allowance. It is paid during the care period for a child for whom care has been established in a family, care centre or childcare institution.
  • Targeted supplement to care allowance. It is paid during the care period to the family and care centre caring for the child.

Use of measure

No information available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Children (minors)
Migrants or refugees

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Local / regional government
National 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.


  • 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) (
  • 17 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 (LR išmokų vaikams įstatymo Nr. I-621 1 straipsnio ir priedo pakeitimo įstatymas Nr. XIV-947 (
  • 11 April 2022: Social support for Ukrainians (Socialinė parama ukrainiečiams) (


Eurofound (2022), Benefits for children of foreigners, measure LT-2022-13/2367 (measures in Lithuania), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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