How to get Family 500+ social benefit? A step-by-step guide.

Since 2016, a parental benefit of the “Family 500 Plus” has been introduced in Poland, which is paid monthly at PLN 500 until the child reaches the age of 18. It is worth to know that financial support applies not only to Polish families but also to foreign children living in Poland since 2019. However, families of foreigners must fulfill certain conditions to apply for 500 plus in Poland.

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“Polish ePUAP system. Did you know you can take care of your matters without leaving home?

While you are staying in Poland, many times you have to take care of some matters at Polish offices or submit necessary documents or applications addressed to public entities.Doing so very oftentimes requires your personal appearance in the office. This takes a lot of time as well as effort, since not always Polish clerks will be able to communicate with foreigners.
This is why you should consider getting access to Polish ePUAP system, so you can deal with many official matters without leaving home.

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A quick summary of Coronavirus Benefits, that you may get in Poland

The COVID19 epidemic has a huge impact on our economy and many employers as well as employees experience loss of monthly income. This is why most governments started programs aimed at providing financial help for local businesses, employees and freelancers.
Below you will find a quick summary of coronavirus benefit, that you can get in Poland.

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Coronavirus Benefit for persons who are employed on umowa zlecenia or umowa o dzieło in Poland

If you are employed on civil law contract (like umowa zlecenie or umowa o dzieło) this the contract has been terminated, cancelled or limited (less hours or work) due to COVID-19, then you might be eligible to apply for a one-time financial benefit in order to compensate you for the loss of revenue.

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Polish “Anti-Crisis Shield”. See how coronavirus will affect your legal status in Poland (changes for foreigners, employees and companies!)

Recently, because of coronavirus epidemic, Polish parliament passed a bill of provisions. The goal is to better adjust legal status of many citizens and residents, as well as provide help for some groups. The changes made affect mostly employees, companies and foreigners. Here are some of the more important points.

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Bank Super Deals – free acounts, but not for long…

We are often tempted by bank deals offering investments with good interest. Almost always the basic condition for their contraction is opening a bank account. However, it does not matter to us, because the bank assures that it is a free account. In just a few minutes we set up an account and transfer our funds. A few months later, the investment ends and we withdraw the money. It would seem that the deal is done.
But is that for sure?

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Real property for foreigners – do you need a permit?

Whether you would like to buy a piece of land or any premises in Poland, you should check if you need to get a permit for that. It’s called “zezwolenie na nabycie nieruchomości przez cudzoziemca” (permission to buy real property by foreigners). There are a number of rules to determine if you need one. Let me share them with you:

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You won’t be at home for a few days during ongoing resident permit case? You should take care of something first!

Resident permit cases can take a long time (see here). While you wait for a decision, you may need to leave home for a few days. Whether it’s because of holidays, family visit or any other reason, you definitely should take precautions to ensure that you won’t miss any requests from Urząd Wojewódzki. Otherwise, it is possible that during your absence, Urząd will send you a letter and you won’t be at home to pick it up. And this may result in negative consequences (you can learn more here).

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