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Factsheet for measure PL-2022-9/2300 – measures in Poland
|Country||Poland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 24 February 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Provision of services in kind (e.g. food vouchers)
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics)|
|Measure added||17 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)|
On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. As a result of Russian aggression, many Ukrainian refugees fled to Poland.
On 12 March 2022, the special act regarding Ukrainian refugees (Dz.U. 2022 poz. 583) entered into force, with effect from 24 February 2022. Its aim is to provide assistance to Ukrainians escaping the territory of Ukraine due to armed conflict.
Starting 24 February 2022, every citizen of Ukraine residing on the territory of Poland, whose stay in Poland is considered legal, can be granted food assistance under the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD). All Ukrainians applying for this aid under the Operational Program Food Aid 2014–2020 have to comply with eligibility criteria, which are described in separate regulations. In order to receive the aid, a person's income cannot exceed PLN 1,707.20 (approx. €371) in the case of a single person or PLN 1,320 (approx. €285) in the case of a person in the family.
The aim of the program is to support people in poverty by providing food in the form of packages or meals.
No information available.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
Other groups of citizens
EU (Council, EC, EP)
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), Food assistance for Ukrainian refugees, measure PL-2022-9/2300 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2022-9_2300.html
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