Polish government announces new child benefits for families to "create the future of our nation"

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 08/19/2021 - 17:05

notesfrompoland.com (17.08.2021) The Polish government has unveiled plans for a new child benefit scheme. It hopes that the policy will provide an “incentive to have more children”, who will “create the future of our nation”. Under the “Family Welfare Capital” scheme approved by the cabinet today, the state will from the start of next year pay families 12,000 zloty (€2,630) for each child after their firstborn between the age of 12 and 36 months. The benefit will be available to all families, regardless of income. The child’s parents can decide whether the total is paid out in monthly instalments of 1,000 zloty over one year or 500 zloty over two years, reports Wprost. Those who already have a child within the eligible age range when the scheme is introduced can receive payments until the child reaches 36 months.

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