By caring for Ukrainians abroad, we maintain their connection with Ukraine

Опубліковано 17 February 2023 року, о 10:30

Vice Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk chaired a regular meeting on the problems of Ukrainians staying in Poland because of Russia’s military aggression.

The participants discussed a bill that would regulate the mechanism for receiving Ukrainian pensions abroad, including in Poland. In particular, it is about simplifying the procedure of personal identification. The draft law will soon be submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers for further submission to the Parliament.

They also considered the issue of paying childbirth assistance when a child is born outside Ukraine. Currently, parents must personally apply to a social protection agency in Ukraine to receive this benefit, which is not always possible due to their current residence abroad.

To solve the problem, the Ministry of Social Policy has developed a draft regulatory act, according to which one of the parents can send an application for assistance to the social security authority in Ukraine from abroad. Such an application must be accompanied by the child’s birth documents, which are issued in the country of residence and legalized in the established manner.

“Ukrainians abroad should feel connected to the Ukrainian state. Our task as a government is to remain a source of support for the most vulnerable citizens: the elderly, mothers with children. This is especially important for children: by taking care of their well-being there, we maintain their connection with Ukraine,” Iryna Vereshchuk summarized.