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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 .
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 .
We recommend visiting the center for assistance to displaced persons in Prague after arrival. Every Ukrainian can get advice or help here:
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: Novákových street 1954/20a, Praha 8-Libeň district near the metro station "V Palmovka".
Working hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
From July 1, Ukrainians in the Czech Republic will face changes related to humanitarian aid, housing, solidarity payments and vulnerable persons. The changes are due to amendments to the law Lex Ukraine V.
Humanitarian assistance will include assistance for living needs and assistance for housing. All incomes of immigrants will be taken into account. Humanitarian aid will depend on the living wage and the minimum necessary for existence. Vulnerable persons will receive higher assistance.
In the first 150 days after receiving temporary protection, the amount of payments will be:
After 150 days from receiving temporary protection, the amount of payments will be:
The category of vulnerable persons includes:
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:
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.
Calculator of humanitarian aid for Ukrainians in the Czech Republic
An approximate humanitarian aid calculator for Ukrainians in the Czech Republic has been posted on the website of the Ministry of Labor. Now Ukrainians who have temporary protection in the country can calculate the approximate amount of payments from July 1.
Free consultations for Ukrainians in the Czech Republic on finding housing, schools, kindergartens.
A Ukrainian support center was opened in Prague (from April 11). CNPUU refugees from Ukraine (assistance with documentation, consultations on placing children in schools).
Free legal assistance of UA Support for refugees from different countries.
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 . Leaflet on social support in Ukrainian is here .
Financial assistance for Ukrainian children with disabilities in the Czech Republic
Ukrainian children with disabilities who have temporary protection in the Czech Republic can receive financial assistance from UNICEF in partnership with the Czech Red Cross and in coordination with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MPSV).
The program aims to help families who face additional costs related to a child's disability, which are not covered by the Czech state health insurance, and greater difficulties in accessing the labor market.
The amount of monetary support is 6,600 Czech crowns per month. The allowance is paid to the legal representative of the child who takes care of the child. The financial support program is expected to continue for the duration of the temporary protection under "Lex Ukraine V" (ie until March 2024).
How to get help?
You can find more detailed information about the program, criteria for participation, registration, and necessary documents in the UNICEF brochure .
In the Czech Republic, Ukrainian refugee children with disabilities can receive financial assistance
UNICEF, in partnership with the Czech Red Cross and in coordination with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA), provides monthly financial assistance to Ukrainian migrant children with disabilities who are under temporary protection.
Amount of assistance: 6,600 Czech crowns. Child's age: up to 17 years.
The program is expected to last for the duration of the temporary protection under Lex Ukraine V (ie until March 2024).
To be eligible for the program, you must:
If you are eligible for this program and would like to request an appointment to enroll, please complete and submit the form here .
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 lekariproukrajinu.cz
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 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 .
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:
There is also a list of organisations that assist people with specific disabilities:
How to confirm disability in the Czech Republic?
You have a Ukrainian ID card with a disability
In this case, it is not necessary to submit an application for recognition as a disabled person. It is enough to provide proof of your disability to the Employment Center of the Czech Republic. Even expired certificates are recognized.
You do not have a disability ID card or you have fallen ill since arriving in the Czech Republic
It is necessary to apply to the district office of social security in the branch (ČSSZ), providing a certificate from a Czech doctor. This can be done online. The district social security office will issue an assessment on whether you are indeed a person with a disability and inform the Employment Center (Úřad práce) about it. Thus, the Employment Center will already have information that you are a vulnerable person and that you are a person with a disability and will take this into account in your application for financial assistance.
You are temporarily disabled
If you cannot work for a long time due to your health condition, you need to contact the health insurance company with a medical certificate confirming your health condition. The insurance company will enroll you in the category of persons for whom insurance is paid by the state. Then you will not have to pay for health insurance and you will not need to register with the Employment Center as a job seeker.
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:
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.