Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Poland to charge Ukrainian refugees for housing

Poland to charge Ukrainian refugees for housing

Ukrainians who have fled to Poland, because of the ongoing conflict with Russia, will have to start paying for their housing and food next year, the government in Warsaw has announced.

The Polish authorities said on Tuesday they plan to introduce the new rules from March 1, 2023.

The amendments to the law on support for Ukrainians will go before parliament soon, and is expected to pass without complications.

According to the proposal, refugees living in state accommodation centers for longer than 120 days will have to cover 50% of the cost up to 40 zlotys ($8.87) per day, per person. After 180 days, the sum will increase further to 75% of the cost, up to 60 zlotys ($13.2) per day.

Children, the elderly, disabled people, pregnant women and caretakers of three or more children will be excluded from the rules.

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