PiS considers doubling benefits for “500+”

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The ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) considers increasing benefits for children known as “500+” to PLN 1,000 ahead of local elections in Autumn. The party argues that monthly support of PLN 500 may not be enough due to growing prices.

Paying additional PLN 500, however, would create PLN 17-18 billion financial burden for the state budget, Elżbieta Rafalska from the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Policy estimated. In 2017 the program “500+” cost taxpayers about PLN 23.5 billion.

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