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Factsheet for measure PL-2022-10/2376 – Updated – measures in Poland
|Country||Poland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 March 2022 – 31 December 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Keeping or obtaining a safe home
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics)|
|Measure added||20 May 2022 (updated 17 July 2023)|
Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) in Poland helps Ukrainian refugees. Initiatives that include providing refugees with accommodation are coordinated with the central government authorities. Moreover, ZUS helps Polish citizens obtain their pension via foreign bank accounts. The Social Insurance Institution is also making its websites and procedures more accessible for refugees who do not know the Polish language. The President of the board of ZUS, Gertruda Uścińska, declared the readiness of the institution to provide aid.
The Social Insurance Institution declared its readiness to provide refugees with accommodation. ZUS has a network of training facilities that are fit to serve as temporary accommodation for 1,400 refugees. Moreover, ZUS publishes information concerning the possibilities of applying for financial aid and social benefits on its website in Ukrainian. There will also be a possibility to sign up for the electronic public services website and create a profile in Ukrainian. Additionally, if someone was receiving a pension from ZUS into their Ukrainian bank account, they will be assisted by ZUS in changing it for one that is located in the country that they are living in at the moment.
No data to be reported.
|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|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2022), Social Insurance Institution ZUS provides accommodation for Ukrainian refugees, measure PL-2022-10/2376 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2022-10_2376.html
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