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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?

Besides the refugee social support, there are no other specific systems. However, please bear in mind that there are numerous volunteers that financially aid the displaced Ukrainian citizens and that support can be obtained through private means.

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Are there any social benefits I can claim such as child support?

You can request the social assistance benefits, such as state allowance for children, social allowance and allowance for supporting the family, from the General Directions for Social Assistance and Child Protection. For more information about how these allowances can be accessed please check out the following websites of Child Protection in different cities:

Are there any social benefits for pregnant and nursing women?

Medicover clinics mceclip0.png support Ukrainian refugee mothers with free pediatric consultations and pregnancy monitoring. To access the medical services you need call +4021 796 7391 (answered by a Ukrainian-speaking operator and five English speakers operators).

How can I meet and socialize with other Ukrainians in a similar position?
Are there specific social supports available to me if I am elderly?

People with disabilities and the elderly can get help in Romania, including those under international protection.

Refugees with disabilities who choose to stay in Romania, can apply for social protection services provided by law: shelters, independent living programs, centers for empowerment and rehabilitation, care and assistance centers. This should be requested from the Social protection services, and the services can be provided even in the absence of identity documents.

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Are there specific social supports available to me if I have a disability?

A person with disability can request special support, including shelters, independent living programs, habilitation and rehabilitation centres, care and assistance, respite / crisis centres. This should be requested from the Social protection services, and the services can be provided even in the absence of identity documents.

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The request is reviewed by the relevant authorities within 24 hours. After issuing the admission order, the relevant directorate ensures the transportation of the adult with disability and his / her companion, as well as of the person who ensures communication, to the identified residential social service.

How can I help others? What volunteering organisations could I join?

There are many volunteering organisations in Romania at a national level or at a local level. You can register to volunteer on the following websites: