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Social Assistance Benefits


Social assistance in the form of monetary benefits and non-monetary benefits.

1.Monetary benefits: for example: permanent benefit, temporary benefit, appropriated benefit, special appropriated benefit, benefit and loan to reach financial self-dependence, assistance to reach self-dependence and continue education, benefit in cash for the maintenance and coverage of expenses connected with the learning of the Polish language (applies to refugees),

2. Non-monetary benefits: social work, credit ticket, social insurance contributions, health insurance contributions, benefit in kind e.g. assistance to reach financial self-dependence, funeral allowance, special guidance, crisis intervention, assistance in form of providing shelters, meals, clothes, attendance service provided at homes, support centers and family-based assistance houses, special attendance service provided at homes and support centers, residence and services in a social assistance house, assistance in gaining adequate housing conditions including social dwelling, in gaining employment and for running one's own household.

  • Act of 12 March 2004 on Social Assistance
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2023. r. poz. 901)

Low-level terms:

Contact person on methodology:
Urząd Statystyczny w Krakowie