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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?

Unemployment benefits are provided after at least 12 months of participation on Czech Social Security system. If you are under the temporary protection, you could ask for other types of financial social support (subsistence allowance and the housing supplement as well as the one-off benefit of extraordinary immediate assistance).

There is also a special humanitarian benefit of CZK 5,000 per month if you do not have the means to provide the basic necessities of life. You may be paid repeatedly subject to request for a maximum of five calendar months after the calendar month in which the temporary protection was granted. The payment is available through a wire transfer or in cash. The application for the benefit could be done here mceclip0.png.

Important: the humanitarian benefit will not be available to persons who benefit from free accommodation, daily meals and basic hygiene items provided by the government.

You can also learn about scholarships available for students here mceclip0.png.

We recommend visiting the center for assistance to displaced persons in Prague after arrival. Every Ukrainian can get advice or help here:

  • a psychologist;
  • lawyer;
  • doctor;
  • an employment consultant.

In addition, there is a space for young people and children, and there is also an opportunity to take the necessary things.

The help center is open at the following address: Novaฬkovyฬch street 1954/20a, Praha 8-LibenฬŒ district near the metro station "V Palmovka".

Working hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Since April 1, the rules of Lex Ukrajina will come into force, according to which:

  • The state will stop paying social assistance and providing free housing;
  • only Czechs will be able to receive compensation if they host refugees;
  • The Czech Republic may decide to provide housing (except for apartments) for 150 days. In case of refusal, the refugee will lose the opportunity to reside in the country without rent;
  • after 150 days of residence in the country, Ukrainians will have their allowance reduced to 4,800 CZK for adults and 3,490 CZK for children;
  • when calculating payments, the refugee's income will be taken into account - for this purpose, bank accounts will be checked.

From July 1, the Czech Republic will cancel payments to Czechs who sheltered Ukrainians in their homes. Instead, Ukrainians will receive money for renting accommodation directly:

  • 3,000 Czech crowns per person in an apartment entered in the register;
  • 2,400 kroner - in an unregistered residential premises.

This step will allow not only to reduce expenses. The Czech authorities seek to stimulate Ukrainians to find employment and, accordingly, to have the ability to pay for housing.

Please note that the refugee financial assessment amount may vary. The reason is the assessment of the refugee's earnings and savings, which will be carried out after the refugee applies for a new benefit.

In order to receive financial assistance on time, the relevant application should be submitted as soon as possible, preferably before the end of May.

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

You could be eligible for material child support. To ask for social support for children you need to go to one of the Regional assistance Centers for Ukraine mceclip0.png. Leaflet on social support in Ukrainian is here mceclip0.png.

Are there any social benefits for pregnant and nursing women?

If you are under temporary protection, you are eligible for public health support and you will receive medical care. Check for a doctor at mceclip0.png

How can I meet and socialize with other Ukrainians in a similar position?

You can join various Facebook groups where you can socilize with other Ukrainians:

Are there specific social supports available to me if I am elderly?

You are covered by public health insurance and are eligible for public health support.

You can also contact the Center for the Disabled of the Moravian-Silesian Region mceclip0.png that provides social services for the elderly and the disabled (personal assistance, barrier-free transport, counseling, civic counseling, rental of compensatory aids). Leaflet about social support in Ukrainian is here mceclip0.png.

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

People with disabilities who come from Ukraine to the Czech Republic can receive assistance. The following public organizations offer help:

  • National Council of Persons with Disabilities mceclip0.png of the Czech Republic provide counseling for people with disabilities from Ukraine, in the field of social security, medical devices, etc.
  • Center for the Disabled of the Moravian-Silesian Region mceclip0.png provides social services for the elderly and the disabled (personal assistance, barrier-free transport, counseling, civic counseling,rental of compensatory aids). It operates in the Moravian-Silesian region in the cities of Ostrava, Opava, Bruntรกl, Frรฝdek-Mรญstek and Novรฝ Jiฤรญn.

There is also a list of organisations that assist people with specific disabilities:

More information at mceclip0.png and a leaflet about social support in Ukrainian is here mceclip0.png.

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

You can check out the following platform if you are looking for ways to help:

If you want to help other Ukrainians, you can offer your services in these group: