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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.

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 lekariproukrajinu.cz mceclip0.png

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?

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 vlada.cz 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: