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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 ODรDENEC. You can find the application form in Ukrainian here. You need to submit the document to the Office of Labor, Social Affairs and Family.
In addition to all the benefits that Slovak citizens get, people fleeing Ukraine are also entitled to get a dependent child allowance even if children are not attending compulsory school. More information at upsvr.gov.sk.

There is also a buddy programย 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.

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.
From September 2022, children from Ukraine integrated into schools will also be able to receive subsidies for school supplies.
You can also get child allowance worth of 130 EUR/month, more details can be found on upsvr.gov.sk.

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 ODรDENEC, is entitled to a pregnancy scholarship during an emergency situation declared in Slovakia due to the situation in Ukraine.
More details can be found on upsvr.gov.sk.

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.
You can also join Facebook groups dedicated to Ukrainians where people socialize with each other: ะฃะบั€ะฐั—ะฝั†ั– ัƒ ะกะปะพะฒะฐั‡ั‡ะธะฝi / Ukrajinci na Slovensku, ะกะฟั–ะปะบะฐ ัƒะบั€ะฐั—ะฝั†ั–ะฒ ัƒ ะกะปะพะฒะฐั‡ั‡ะธะฝั– .

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 (Obecnรฝ รบrad, Mestskรฝ รบrad, VรšC). Visit Platforma Rodin, Deaf Studioย or Autistic Centerย for more details.

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.