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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?

Refugees from Ukraine have a right for different types of social support.

The main are:

  • Social Integration Income (RSI) โ€“ โ‚ฌ189,66 for 1st adult, โ‚ฌ132,76 for each remaining adult and โ‚ฌ94,83 for each child.
  • Family Allowance for Children and Young People โ€“ depends on family composition, annual income and child's age.
  • Prenatal Family Allowance (*for pregnant women) โ€“ โ‚ฌ149,85.
  • Social Integration Income: Families that have very low or no income (less than 189 euros per person) and have savings in the total amount less than 26.145,60โ‚ฌ
  • Family Allowance for Children and Young People: Families that have children under 18 and also families that have children under 24 if they are studying.
  • Prenatal Family Allowance: Pregnant women from 13 weeks of pregnancy.

You should fulfill special forms and submit them at the local branch of the Social Security Office (Seguranรงa Social).

You can apply for financial support at the offices of the Social Security Institute (ISS) on this site mceclip0.png.

If you need urgent help, contact the city hall where you are, for example in Lisbon - the Center for Assistance mceclip0.png, which is located at: Casa do Tinoni, Projeto Crescer na Segurancฬงa, Servicฬงo Municipal de Protecฬงaฬƒo Civil de Lisboa, Rua Cardeal Saraiva, 1070-045 Lisboa, tel. 800 910 111 (09: 00-13: 00/14: 00-20: 00, Monday - Sunday).

List mceclip0.png of all other municipalities in Portugal.

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?

Family Allowance for Children and Young People: eligible for all families that have children under 18 and also families that have children under 24 if they are studying.

More information on required documents and registration can be found in local Social Security Office. Here mceclip0.png is a full list of those.

Are there any social benefits for pregnant and nursing women?

Prenatal Family Allowance: The prenatal family allowance is an instalment in cash, assigned to the pregnant woman from the 13th pregnancy week, which aims to promote motherhood through the compensation of the charges accrued during the pregnancy.

This instalment is assigned for 6 months, from the month following the 13th pregnancy week or until the time of the birth.

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?

The Portuguese government has established several programs specifically designed to care for the elderly. The Programa de Apoio Integrado a Idosos (Program of Integrated Support to the Elderly) focuses on allowing the elderly to stay in their homes as long as possible and providing support for family caretakers.

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

Portuguese Social Security makes disability pension payments to people who cannot work due to a disability, or who need care and supervision. The disability, either physical or mental, must be of a permanent nature and prevent the person from working.

People with disabilities, permanent and temporary, may be entitled to technical aids (ajudas tรฉcnicas) including prostheses, wheelchairs, optical aids. There are special arrangements for sufferers from hereditary paramyloidosis, HIV (AIDS), cancer, and multiple sclerosis. A local Social Security office can supply further details.

The claim form must be submitted at the Social Security office of the insured person's place of residence. Evidence may be required to substantiate the claim.

Find your nearest Social Security office here mceclip0.png.

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

Here are a few local NGOs that support Ukrainan refugees:

  1. ะ‘ะปะฐะณะพะดั–ะนะฝะฐ ะฐัะพั†ั–ะฐั†ั–ั ยซะฏะฝะณะพะปะธ ะœะธะปะพัะตั€ะดัยป (Associaรงao Solidaria Anjos de Misericordia) mceclip0.png Lisbon: 961188477 โ€“ Portuguese language | 925 250 997 โ€“ Ukrainian language
  2. ะัะพั†ั–ะฐั†ั–ั โ€œะ”ะพะฑั€ะต ะกะตั€ั†ะตโ€ (Associaรงรฃo Cultural de Solidariedade e Apoio โ€œCoraรงรฃo Bondoso") mceclip0.png 935177486 | 965114737
  3. ะัะพั†ั–ะฐั†ั–ั ยซUcrรขnia em Portugalยป (ะฟะธั‚ะฐะฝะฝั ะฑั–ะถะตะฝั†ั–ะฒ): 301207011 | 969293235
  4. NGO Lisbon Project mceclip0.png to help Ukrainians in Lisbon. Here mceclip0.png is a registration link in Ukrainian
  5. Spilka Website mceclip0.png.
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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