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Factsheet for measure LT-2022-14/2366 – measures in Lithuania

Compensation for child’s education under temporary protection

Kompensacija užsieniečių vaikų ugdymui

Country Lithuania , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 01 April 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Measures to prevent social hardship
– Access to childcare and education
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-946 of the Republic of Lithuania came into force, amending Articles 32, 64, 68 and 108 of Law No IX-2206 on the Legal Status of Aliens and adding Section IV to Chapter X-2 of the Law. The law provides that people who have been granted temporary protection in the Republic of Lithuania are entitled to a compensation for child's education.

The compensation is intended to facilitate the integration of children of aliens into pre-school and pre-primary education and to enable parents to look for jobs and to work.

Content of measure

According to the Law, people who have been granted temporary protection in the Republic of Lithuania are entitled to compensation for the costs of education of their children under pre-school and/or pre-primary school education programmes. They will be reimbursed monthly for the actual costs of child’s education up to 1.6 basic social benefits (BSB) (in 2022, one BSB is €42 in Lithuania).

People who have been granted temporary protection in Lithuania are entitled to receive compensation for the above mentioned child education costs if they:

  • are over 18 years of age and are employed under an employment contract or a legal relationship equivalent to employment;
  • are self-employed in the Republic of Lithuania;
  • are registered with the Public Employment Service (PES).

The compensation is granted for a maximum period of six months from the date of obtaining a temporary residence permit in Lithuania on the basis of temporary protection.

Ukrainian families raising school-age children who start school in Lithuania are entitled to free school meals and, at the start of the new school year, to school supplies assistance (amounting to 1.5 BSB).

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
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.


  • 17 March 2022: Law No XIV-946 of the Republic of Lithuania amending Articles 32, 64, 68 and 108 of Law No IX-2206 on the Legal Status of Aliens and adding Section IV to Chapter X-2 of the Law (Įstatymo „Dėl užsieniečių teisinės padėties No IX-2206 32, 64, 68 ir 108 straipsnių pakeitimo ir Įstatymo X-2 skyriaus papildymo ketvirtuoju skirsniu“ pakeitimo įstatymas Nr. XIV-946 (
  • 30 March 2022: Resolution No 285 On the amendment of GRL Resolution No 998 On the approval of the procedure for the provision of State support for the integration of asylum seekers of 5 October 2016 (Nutarimas Nr. 285 Dėl LR Vyriausybės 2016 m. spalio 5 d. Nutarimo Nr. 998 „Dėl Valstybės paramos prieglobsčio gavėjų integracijai teikimo tvarkos aprašo patvirtinimo“ pakeitimo) (
  • 08 April 2022: Relevant for Ukrainians: they can apply for a settlement allowance and compensation for child’s education (Aktualu ukrainiečiams: gali kreiptis dėl išmokos įsikurti ir kompensacijos vaiko ugdymui) (


Eurofound (2022), Compensation for child’s education under temporary protection, measure LT-2022-14/2366 (measures in Lithuania), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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