The Prime Minister recalled that the extension of the programme which introduces ‘500 plus’ for the first child shows a partner and trust-based approach of the state towards families. He thanked families for the wise use of funds and ensured that the Family 500 plus programme will still be implemented and developed by the government both for the good of children and for the future of Poland.
The Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy, Elżbieta Rafalska, who together with the Prime Minister participated in the 3rd Anniversary of the programme, recalled that starting from 1 July 2019, all children up to 18 years of age will be covered by 500 plus programme. She pointed out that the United Right government committed for pro-family policy more funds than any previous government. She added that investing in families is the
best social investment. She concluded that the government committed so far PLN 67 billion from the State budget for the
Family 500 plus programme, and that 3.6 million children benefit from the programme.
We are glad that our programme not only improves the quality of life and financial safety of Polish families, and eliminates economic inequalities, but it really makes your dreams come true concluded the Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy.
Family 500 plus programme entered into force on 1 April 2016. Parents receive the child benefit in the amount of PLN 500 a month regardless of their revenues for their second and any consecutive children until they turn 18 years old. In the case of families with revenues below PLN 800 net per person (or PLN 1,200 net if there is a disabled child in the family), the benefit may be granted for the first or only child as well. From 1 July 2019, 500 plus will be granted also for the fist child, regardless of the revenues of a family.