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Factsheet for measure LT-2022-15/2377 – Updated – measures in Lithuania
|Country||Lithuania , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 06 April 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Keeping or obtaining a safe home
|Author||Rasa Mieziene, Inga Blaziene (Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences)|
|Measure added||20 May 2022 (updated 20 September 2022)|
On 6 April 2022, Order No A1-254 of the Minister for Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania came into effect, approving the procedure for calculation and payment of compensation for hosting foreigners who left Ukraine due to the military operations of the Russian Federation in Ukraine. The above-mentioned procedure provides that landlords who have hosted Ukrainian war refugees without remuneration may apply for compensation. The purpose of the compensation is to encourage owners of housing or other habitable property to provide accommodation to Ukrainians and to increase the supply of accommodation in Lithuania.
According to the Order, owners of housing or other habitable property who have accommodated Ukrainian war refugees may apply, as from 6 April 2022, for compensation from the municipal administration where the housing or other habitable property is registered. The compensation is available to individuals and businesses that have allowed or will allow war refugees to stay temporarily in housing, hotels, recreation, treatment facilities or summer houses free of charge. Individuals and businesses should host Ukrainians who have fled the war free of charge for the first month, and compensation for owners of housing and other habitable property should be paid from the second month, but not more than three months and not exceeding the term of the loan agreement.
The amount of the compensation depends on the number of occupants. €150 is paid per person from Ukraine per month and €50 per month is paid for each additional person living in the same housing.
According to the Ministry of Social Security and Labour (MSSL), allocations from the State budget for compensations amount to €6.3 million.
The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.
|03 June 2022||
On 3 June 2022, the period of payment of the compensation was extended from three to six months by Order No 1V-413 of the Minister for the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania. The Order also extended the range of potential accommodations and beneficiaries of the compensation to include not only residents and businesses, but also the non-governmental sector: religious communities, public agencies and associations that have concluded housing lease agreements with Ukrainians.
No information available yet.
|Does not apply to workers||
Migrants or refugees
Other groups of citizens
Local / regional government
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No information available.
No information available.
Eurofound (2022), Compensations for providing housing to Ukrainian citizens free of charge, measure LT-2022-15/2377 (measures in Lithuania), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LT-2022-15_2377.html
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