More children under care


Around 9.2% of children under the age of 3 are covered by care. Around 3.4 thousand facilities which provide about 93.5 thousand places of care for the youngest are operating in Poland.


Good year of the family


Family 500 plus, the increase in the minimum wage, introduction of the hourly minimum wage and reconstruction of social dialogue are just some of the changes that have taken place over the last year. We summarise a year of functioning of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy.


Poland in the lead of the EU countries in terms of family support


Poland comes 4th out of 28 countries of the European Union in terms of family support, according to the report of the PwC “Family tax reliefs and benefits in the EU countries.”


Pro-family policy at the 26th Economic Forum in Krynica


Minister Elżbieta Rafalska is the guest of the 26th Economic Forum in Krynica. She took part in the discussion panel: “Pro-family policy – new challenges in the face of demographic slowdown in Europe.”


Award for the Polish Government for the “Family 500 plus” programme


On 12 August, Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy, Elżbieta Rafalska, accepted the Award of the European Large Family Confederation (ELFAC) on behalf of the Polish Government in recognition of outstanding achievements in pro-family policy, in particular for the implementation of the “Family 500 plus” programme. The award ceremony took place during the 8th European Large Families Conference in Riga.


“500 plus” has already produced concrete results


“Investment in the family is the best investment,” said Prime Minister Beata Szydło during the conference summarising three months of the “Family 500 plus” programme. “I am very proud, because the programme has already produced concrete results.”


The Family 500 plus programme changes the lives of Poles


“The ‘Family 500 plus’ programme allows many families to really live on plus,” said Prime Minister Beata Szydło at the conference summing up three months of the programme.


Large Family Card – new family discounts


Discounts on sports accessories, electricity charges, telecommunication services, purchase of food and easier access to recreation – there are some of the new facilities for families with many children offered by the Large Family Card partners. 


The National Development Council on social policy


On 19 May, the sixth meeting of the National Development Council was held in the Chancellery of the President under the title: “Social policy after a quarter of a century of changes: solidarity, social investment, shared responsibility.” Minister Elżbieta Rafalska participated in the meeting.


‘Family 500 plus:’ launch of the programme on 1 April


The ‘Family 500 plus’ programme starts on 1 April. The application for child benefit can be submitted in the commune, through Poczta Polska and the Internet. In order to receive the benefit from 1 April, the application must be submitted by 1 July inclusive. After this period, it will be paid from the month of application.

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