Higher benefits for disabled people and their carers


The Council of Ministers adopted a regulation on increasing benefits for families. The assistance allowance will increase for the first time in 12 years. The benefits for carers of people with disabilities, which have not been increased since their introduction, will also be higher.


Financial support for the disabled


The persons disabled from birth or early childhood – being the ones currently protesting in the Seym of the Republic of Poland – and their caregivers (regardless of their financial condition, since no means test applies in their case), receive a monthly support of at least PLN 3 thousand.


Senate opting for the second stage of the "For Life" programme


After the introduction of the first stage of the "For Life" programme, it's time for the next instalment. Thanks to the Senate's adoption of the amendment to the Act on Vocational and Social Rehabilitation and Employment of People with Disabilities, the second stage of the "For Life" programme will soon become a fact.


System of assistance for disabled persons


The system of support for disabled people and their families will be based on three pillars. The first pillar consists of a solidarity support fund for people with disabilities. The second pillar is the social responsibility package, and the third - the "Accessibility +" programme - explained Minister Elżbieta Rafalska during the presentation of new solutions, together with the Minister of Finance Teresa Czerwińska.



Senate opting for a higher social benefits and support for people with disabilities


Increasing the social benefits and introducing special rights to the access to healthcare services, pharmaceutical services and medical devices for people with a significant degree of disability - is the effect of the adoption of the two Acts in this matter by the Senate.



More support for disabled persons


In 2017, the PiS government allocated a record PLN 17.4 billion to support disabled persons and their caretakers. It is over PLN 2.85 billion more than in 2015. The increase in budget expenses allows for satisfying a wider range of needs of disabled persons and their caretakers.



PLN 3.1 billion for the For Life Programme


Deputy Prime Minister Beata Szydło, Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy Elżbieta Rafalska and Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for Disabled People Krzysztof Michałkiewicz took part in the event summarizing public consultations on the changes in the legal system for implementing For Life Programme.


Conference Social and Technological Innovations - A Full Participation of Persons with Disabilities


On March 13-14, 2018, the conference Social and Technological Innovations - A Full Participation of Persons with Disabilities took place in Budapest.


Second stage of “Za życiem” approaches


The second stage of the comprehensive family aid programme titled “Za życiem” approaches. This is due to the draft Act amending the Act on occupational and social rehabilitation and employment of disabled person and certain other acts, which was presented by Minister Elżbieta Rafalska and adopted by the Council of Ministers.


Summary of two-year work: people with disabilities


Over the last two years, the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy undertook a number of measures for people with disabilities and their families.These include e.g. the “For Life” programme and tasks implemented by the State Fund for Rehabilitation of People with Disabilities (PFRON).

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