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What other forms of social support/welfare should I know about? (Buddy systems, etc.) Who is eligible? How does someone apply?
Any Ukrainian citizen in need can apply for benefits once the Foreign Police Department issues their ODÍDENEC. You can find the application form in Ukrainian here. You need to submit the document to the Office of Labor, Social Affairs and Family.
There is also a buddy program that is connecting Ukrainian students in Slovakia with peers/buddies who can help navigate various situations supported by LEAF/Growni, LEAF Academy, IAmbitious, DofE and the State Pedagogical Institute.
The main resource with updated information for Ukrainians in Slovakia.
Free legal assistance of UA Support for refugees from different countries.
Are there any social benefits I can claim such as child support?
You can apply for subsidies for school meals in nursery and primary school. You can do this by indicating that you would like this support and they will put you in touch with the relevant authorities.
Are there any social benefits for pregnant and nursing women?
A pregnant student who is a citizen of Ukraine or a family member of a citizen of Ukraine and is ODÍDENEC, is entitled to a pregnancy scholarship during an emergency situation declared in Slovakia due to the situation in Ukraine.
How can I meet and socialize with other Ukrainians in a similar position?
You can join a Buddy program which is connecting Ukrainian students in Slovakia with peers/buddies who can help navigate various situations supported by LEAF/Growni, LEAF Academy, IAmbitious, DofE and the State Pedagogical Institute.
Every two weeks you can visit the language cafe from the organization Mareena (Gorkého 2, Košice). If you want to practice and improve your Slovak language, or help others learn Ukrainian, look for a table with the flags of Ukraine and Slovakia. Language cafes from Mareena are held not only in Kosice, but also in Bratislava and Nitra. You can follow the dates of upcoming meetings here . Entry is free for all.
Stand By Me is a DofE project that aims to improve the quality of life of young people displaced by the war and help them find themselves in Slovakia, make new friends, overcome the language barrier and help them make good use of their time.
A cozy cafe and many activities for young people await you at Bottova 7 (information support center in Bratislava):
Opening hours: Monday-Friday from 13:00 to 18:00
You can view the schedule of events on the Instagram page of the project .
On the website Numo you can find Ukrainian communities in the main cities of Europe, including in Slovakia. Join and communicate with other Ukrainian immigrants.
On this site you will find a list of cultural community centers in the cities of Slovakia , thanks to which you can easily enter an active cultural community, meet new people, discover art or even learn the Slovak language. Visiting such centers usually helps Ukrainians to adapt to a new environment as quickly as possible.
Very often, information about language courses is published on this Telegram channel .
You can join various Telegram groups:
Are there specific social supports available to me if I am elderly?
Persons who have applied for or have been granted temporary refuge gain access to social services in the same way as Slovak citizens. More information about material aid can be read at upsvr.gov.sk; in case of disability you can read more information here. No specific social support is available if you are over a certain age.
Are there specific social supports available to me if I have a disability?
Persons who have applied for or have been granted temporary refuge gain access to social services in the same way as Slovak citizens. These are provided by residential, day and field social service providers throughout the country. People with disabilities, regardless of age, will find an offer of various organizations here or at local authorities (Obecný úrad, Mestský úrad, VÚC). Visit Platforma Rodin, Deaf Studio or Autistic Center for more details.
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:
OnkoHelp is a project that helps cancer patients from Ukraine and their relatives in Slovakia.
They collect important information, provide the necessary contacts and, in some cases, provide the necessary assistance in cooperation with other organizations and the government of the Slovak Republic.
What services can OnkoHelp provide:
If you already have temporary protection status, OnkoHelp can:
On the same page, you will find answers to the most common questions about the topic of oncolic treatment in Slovakia.
You can also contact OnkoHelp by phone:
How can I help others? What volunteering organisations could I join?
There are various ways to help those in need:
You might find more volunteering opportunities here.
How can Ukrainians apply for a Ukrainian pension abroad?
According to the Ministry of Reintegration, Ukrainians who were forced to go abroad due to the war can now send an application for the appointment or renewal of a pension by mail.
An application for the appointment (renewal) of a pension can be sent to any territorial body of the Pension Fund of Ukraine, regardless of the person's place of registration.