Support for the heroes
Thanks to the amended Law on Social Assistance, it will be possible to provide actual support for the veterans who, due to their age, sickness or disability, have to stay in a social welfare house or apply to be admitted in such establishment. The target group of the government support includes persons known for meritorious service for Poland, who have risked their healths and lives in an armed combat for the sovereignty of our country. The legal act proposed by Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy Elżbieta Rafalska has been adopted by the government and addressed to the Sejm.
The fee may be waived ex officio or upon request, in whole or in part. The final decision in this regard is made by local authorities. Anyone wishing to exercise this right only has to present a certificate of combatant entitlements, a decision granting these entitlement or a membership card of the Corps of Veterans of Fights for Independence of the Republic of Poland. The Law enters into force 14 days after its publication in the Journal of Laws.