Family 500 plus is the government’s priority program, emphasized Prime Minister Beata Szydło at a meeting with large families in Józefów near Warsaw. It is yet another visit paid by the Prime Minister as part of her #100dniNaPlus [100 days of a positive change] tour.
The Prime Minister reminded that in the course of the electoral campaign she held a meeting with a large family and presented the Family 500 plus program agenda.
This is where it all started. This is where the Family 500 plus program was initiated, stressed Beata Szydło. She assured that the program is underway and the first child allowances will be paid in April.
According to the Prime Minister the Family 500 plus program has both financial and demographic aspects. On the one hand the program aims at ensuring support to families in a more difficult financial situation and on the other hand its purpose is to clearly communicate that the Polish government is going to support families.
A child is not an expense, it is the best investment for the family and the state”, stressed the Prime Minister. Family 500 plus means extra financial assistance in the amount of PLN 500, it is an added value for each family, and the word <<plus>> in the program’s name means that more elements will be added, announced the Prime Minister.
Beata Szydło thanked all persons involved in the development of the Family 500 plus program, in particular, Minister Elżbieta Rafalska as well as the opposition’s MPs who supported the program or abstained during the related vote.
Now there are favorable conditions for the Polish family, negotiations are in progress. Family is an issue beyond politics, argued the Prime Minister.
Beata Szydło reminded that the draft act on six-year-olds is another beneficial solution for Polish families which the government successfully completed. Now it is up to parents to decide whether their children are going to attend school at the age of 6 or 7. The next completed project prevents taking children away from their parents solely because of poverty.