PiS considers doubling benefits for “500+”

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.

500+ positively impacts professional life – Gazeta Prawna

The governmental program 500+ positively influenced the professional activity of Poles, mainly women, Gazeta Prawna newspaper reported citing results of Central Statistical Office (GUS) survey. GUS asked 300,000 people how 500+ impacted their professional life. 76,000 admitted that thanks to the pro...

Locked content Economic poverty fell to 4.3% in 2017 – GUS

In 2017 extreme poverty rate was down at 4.3 percent, a decrease of 0.6 percentage points compared to 2016, according to the results from Central Statistical Office (GUS) data. The situation improved in particular in rural areas. It is highly probable that the factors that contributed most to the im...

Locked content Almost PLN 9.3 bln paid out under 500+ program

The Ministry of Labor, Family and Social Policy informed that parents and legal guardians have submitted a total of 2.7 million applications under the Family 500+ child welfare program and about PLN 9.27 billion has been paid out as of August 31. The government assumes to spend as much as PLN 17 bil...

500+ funds spend mostly on education and food

Money obtained through the “500 +” program is spent mostly on kid’s education, food and clothing, according to a study conducted by the Institute for Economic Growth at the Warsaw School of Economics. 42.6 percent of surveyed marked clothing and food, while 34.2 declared increased ...

Morawiecki: PLN 20 bln for 500+ is not excessive

The 500+ child benefit program is an investment in Poland’s future and it will bring returns, said Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Tuesday, following media reports that he criticized the welfare program at a meeting with PiS voters in Bydgoszcz.

Locked content PLN 4.1 bln paid out under 500+ program

The Ministry of Labor, Family and Social Policy informed that parents and legal guardians have submitted a total of 2.56 million applications under the Family 500+ child welfare program, of which 21 percent were filed on-line. The Ministry approved 2.1 million applications and paid out PLN 4.1 billi...

Locked content PLN 1.3 billion already spent on 500+ program

The Ministry of Labor, Family and Social Policy informed that parents and legal guardians have submitted a total of 2.4 million applications under the Family 500+ child welfare program, of which 542,000 were filed on-line. Up to May 20, the Ministry approved 1.3 million applications and paid out PLN...

Locked content A new “Apartments+” government program to be launched?

“Primarily, we need to create a fashion for demographics, a fashion for fertility, a fashion for the family. We have different ideas, so we will present an ambitious housing program soon,” proclaimed Prime Minister Beata Szydło on Polsat News. Nevertheless, the Prime Minister didn’...