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Payment of additional care allowance to be extended until 24 december 2020

The period of payment of the additional care allowance has been extended from 30 November 2020 to 24 December 2020 under Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 26 November 2020 regarding the determination of a longer additional care allowance period in order to prevent COVID-19 (Polish Journal of Laws, item 2109).

The care allowance is granted in the following cases:

  • the closure–because of COVID-19–of nurseries, kindergartens, schools or children’s clubs attended by children or adults with disabilities;
  • inability to provide care through a nursery, children’s club, kindergarten, day-care facility and other facility or entity employing day-carers due to temporary restrictions on the operation of these facilities in connection with COVID-19;
  • the limited opening of the above-mentioned facilities.

The additional care allowance shall be granted–under the previously applicable rules–to:

  • parents of children under 8 years of age if their school or other institution has closed down,
  • carers of disabled children:
    • up to 16 years of age, with a disability certificate,
    • up to 18 years of age, with a significant or moderate disability,
    • up to 24 years of age, with a certificate of special educational needs,
  • to parents or guardians of adult persons with disabilities who are dismissed from work because of the need to care for such persons.

In addition, the provisions of the Regulation of the Minister of Education and Science of 24 November 2020 amending the Regulation on temporary limitation of the functioning of the units of the educational system in connection with preventing, counteracting and combating COVID-19 (Polish Journal of Laws, item 2087) imposed an obligation on schools to provide basic care for pupils attending classes I-III whose parents:

  • are employed in entities carrying out therapeutic activities, and
  • carry out public tasks in relation to preventing, counteracting and combating COVID-19.

Parents of a child who have applied to the headmaster of a school to take their child into their care and are receiving this care are not entitled to an additional care allowance for this period.

 

Legal basis:

The Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 26 November 2020 regarding the determination of a longer additional care allowance period in order to prevent COVID-19 (Polish Journal of Laws, item 2109)
The Regulation of the Minister of Education and Science of 24 November 2020 amending the Regulation on temporary limitation of the functioning of the units of the educational system in connection with preventing, counteracting and combating COVID-19 (Polish Journal of Laws, item 2087).