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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?

The following organizations regularly hold community events:

  • Next Step, you can find details on their Facebook page mceclip0.png in English;
  • Artemisszió’s MiraDoor community, you can find details on their Facebook page mceclip0.png in English;
  • Menedék regularly hosts clubs for women, children, youth, and community events. You can find details on their Facebook page mceclip0.png or by contacting them at their site mceclip0.png in English.

Find more information at UNHCR mceclip0.png.

Once you have been granted temporary protection status (plastic card), you can apply for a monthly allowance of HUF 22,800 per month per adult and HUF 13,700 per child.

This allowance should be requested at the immigration office and the beneficiaries should register at the labour unit of the district government office and appear before that authority once in every month. Once you start working or receive a pension this financial aid ceases.

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

Families with children get a monthly financial aid per child worth 13.700 HUF (around 35 EUR). Once you start working or receive a pension this financial aid stopped. Find more information here mceclip0.png.

Persons under temporary protection can apply for certain family benefits, such as family support, childcare support, child-raising support, and maternity support.

The asylum authority reimburses reasonable costs upon request for persons under 21 for nursery care or primary/secondary education (e.g. travel costs, dormitory accommodation, or school meals). Official information is available at helsinki.hu mceclip0.png.

Are there any social benefits for pregnant and nursing women?

Duna Medical Center mceclip0.png offers free gynecological care to pregnant women. In addition, pregnant women under temporary protection are entitled to pregnancy and obstetric care free of charge.

Hungarian or English speaking: +36 1 790 7070. Ukrainian speaking: +36 70 698 0696.

You can also get 1 time financial support after you give birth. For more information visit UNHCR mceclip0.png.

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

You can meet and socialize with other Ukrainians through social media and websites. Few of them are:

Additionally, InterNation mceclip0.png can support you in finding other Ukrainians in Hungary (need to pay for membership).

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

You are covered by public health insurance and are eligible for mental health support. Mental health providers (psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors) offer support to those affected by the Ukrainian refugee crisis at Pszi.hu mceclip0.png. These services are available online, over the phone, or personally and are provided for free by volunteering professionals. You can read about the forms of social benefits an UNHCR mceclip0.png.

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

Social security benefits also include support for disabled people. Moreover, The National Organization for Autistic People is happy to help people with special needs. Call them at +36 1 354 1073.

For more information visit here mceclip0.png.

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

The Hungarian Red Cross has launched mceclip0.png a fundraising campaign. You can call there at 1359. You can also get involved with Migration Aid mceclip0.png, United Help Ukraine mceclip0.png, Máltai Szeretetszolgálat mceclip0.png and Nova Ukraine mceclip0.png as a volunteer. You can also join the Ukrainian Volunteers mceclip0.png and Help to Ukrainians Facebook groups mceclip0.png, where you can get involved into different volunteering efforts.

Here mceclip0.png you will find other ways to support Ukrainians.

You can also offer your services in these Facebook groups: