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What other forms of social support/welfare should I know about? (Buddy systems, etc.) Who is eligible? How does someone apply?

Besides the refugee social support, there are no other specific systems. However, please bear in mind that there are numerous volunteers that financially aid the displaced Ukrainian citizens and that support can be obtained through private means.

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Ukrainians who find jobs and enroll their children in Romanian schools will receive 2000 lei (400 euros) per family by the end of 2023.

The subsidies will now be paid directly to refugees, not to the landlords who have been housing them until now.

At the same time, the 50/20 assistance scheme will remain available for vulnerable refugee categories, including people over 65 and students studying at Romanian universities.

50/20 Financial assistance program in Romania

Private individuals who will house Ukrainian migrants will receive monthly compensation from the state:

  • for housing - 50 lei per person per day;
  • for food - 20 lei per person per day.

From May 1, the 50/20 program will be changed. Ukrainian refugees, as before, have the right to receive the sums due to them for accommodation and meals for the duration of their stay until April 30.

From May 1, Ukrainian refugees will receive a one-time monthly payment. The aid is granted without any conditions for 4 months and can be extended until the end of 2023, if the refugees participate in certain activities related to their integration process (for example, registration with the Employment Agency - AJOFM).

Additional laws will soon be passed to clarify the procedure for receiving the monthly allowance of 2,000 lei, as well as the conditions that refugees must fulfill in order to receive the allowance after the 4-month period. More information here mceclip0.png.

Services Advisor is a platform with a map of humanitarian services mceclip0.png for Ukrainian migrants in Romania. The Services Advisor platform was created by UNHCR.

Using the filter on the map, you can choose the type of assistance, region and city. After that, a list of organizations that provide support, their addresses and hours of operation will appear.

Services available on the Services Advisor platform:

  • psychological support;
  • legal support: apostille, legalization and legal consultations;
  • educational services: training centers, professional training, entertainment and cultural events;
  • employment support: support for entrepreneurs, language courses for adults, information about services provided by the national employment agency at the local level;
  • financial assistance: organizations that provide monetary assistance, registration points for the UNHCR monetary program;
  • medicines: contacts of medical centers that provide free medical care, as well as family doctors who are ready to register and support Ukrainian families;
  • assistance to citizens of third countries.

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Free legal assistance of UA Support mceclip0.png for refugees from different countries.

Are there any social benefits I can claim such as child support?

You can request the social assistance benefits, such as state allowance for children, social allowance and allowance for supporting the family, from the General Directions for Social Assistance and Child Protection. For more information about how these allowances can be accessed please check out the following websites of Child Protection in different cities:

Are there any social benefits for pregnant and nursing women?

Medicover clinics mceclip0.png support Ukrainian refugee mothers with free pediatric consultations and pregnancy monitoring. To access the medical services you need call +4021 796 7391 (answered by a Ukrainian-speaking operator and five English speakers operators).

How can I meet and socialize with other Ukrainians in a similar position?
Are there specific social supports available to me if I am elderly?

People with disabilities and the elderly can get help in Romania, including those under international protection.

Refugees with disabilities who choose to stay in Romania, can apply for social protection services provided by law: shelters, independent living programs, centers for empowerment and rehabilitation, care and assistance centers. This should be requested from the Social protection services, and the services can be provided even in the absence of identity documents.

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Are there specific social supports available to me if I have a disability?

A person with disability can request special support, including shelters, independent living programs, habilitation and rehabilitation centres, care and assistance, respite / crisis centres. This should be requested from the Social protection services, and the services can be provided even in the absence of identity documents.

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The request is reviewed by the relevant authorities within 24 hours. After issuing the admission order, the relevant directorate ensures the transportation of the adult with disability and his / her companion, as well as of the person who ensures communication, to the identified residential social service.

How can I help others? What volunteering organisations could I join?

There are many volunteering organisations in Romania at a national level or at a local level. You can register to volunteer on the following websites:

How can Ukrainians apply for a Ukrainian pension abroad?

According to the Ministry of Reintegration, Ukrainians who were forced to go abroad due to the war can now send an application for the appointment or renewal of a pension by mail.

An application for the appointment (renewal) of a pension can be sent to any territorial body of the Pension Fund of Ukraine, regardless of the person's place of registration.

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