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Is there cash assistance available? Who is eligible? How does someone apply?

If you have applied or have already been granted temporary refuge, asylum or subsidiary protection, you are entitled to basic state assistance. You can check the conditions of contributions and amount of grant here mceclip0.png.

The amount of financial aid in Slovakia depends on the number of Ukrainian family members and their age. However, the amount cannot exceed 380 euros per family per month.

Amount of payments per month:

  • 74.00 euros per month, if it is an individual,
  • 140.70 euros per month, if it is an individual with a child or a maximum of four children,
  • 128.60 euros per month, if it is a couple without children,
  • 192.40 euros per month, if it is a couple with a child or a maximum of four children,
  • 205.50 euros per month, if it is an individual with more than four children,
  • 259.40 euros per month for a couple with more than four children.

The amounts of aid contributions in material need are as follows:

Protective allowance according to ยง 11 par. 2 is provided in the amount of 75.70 euros per month.

Allowance for a dependent child according to ยง 13 par. 2 of the Act is provided in the amount of 20.70 euros per month.

Housing allowance according to ยง 14 par. 2 is provided in the amount:

  • 63.90 euros per month, if it is a household with one household member,
  • 101.90 euros per month, if it is a household with several household members, or if it is an apartment rented by several tenants.

The application for receiving financial assistance is submitted together with the registration of the status of temporary protection.

The application for the assessment of the right to assistance in material needs must be submitted to the office in the region in which you reside. You can also ask for the necessary advice here mceclip0.png.

More information and the application form can be found on the website of the Center for Labor, Social Affairs and the Family. Contacts of labor governments are available at the link mceclip0.png.

Financial assistance to persons with disabilities

In connection with the cessation of monthly payments by international organizations (UNICEF, UNHCR (UN), IOM), financial assistance to persons with disabilities will be paid by the state.

Who is entitled to help?

Persons who simultaneously meet the following criteria:

  • have a disability, the degree of severity of which is 40% or more, as well as their legal representatives
  • have the status of temporary protection (Odidenec/Docasne utocisko) OR have applied for the status of refugee (asylum)/status of additional protection (subsidiary protection) and because of this the status of temporary protection has ended, OR persons who previously had the status of temporary protection, but lost it in connection with obtaining a residence permit.

If you need specific material assistance (clothing, material equipment for children or household, food), please contact the civic initiatives mceclip0.png or Who Will Help Ukraine mceclip0.png

Overview map of material aid in Slovak cities mceclip0.png and Bratislava mceclip0.png

How do I set up a bank account?

Several banks are currently providing Ukrainian citizens with free ATM withdrawals with cards issued by Ukrainian banks, free opening of a bank account in Slovakia, as well as free transfers of money from their accounts to Ukraine.

Detailed information: Offer of Slovak banks for Ukrainian citizens (SK/UK) mceclip0.png
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How do I withdraw cash or exchange my currencies?

You can transfer money from Slovakia to Ukraine via an international transfer or money transfer at a corresponding provider or a bank.

For an international transfer at the bank you have to fill out a special form and usually pay fees. Other special money transfer providers (e.g. Western Union, Moneygram, Wise, Revolut, Paypal) are often a cheaper and faster alternative.