From February 1 parents and guardians have been able to submit their applications via the Empatia portal, electronic banking or the PUE ZUS website. Submitting a correctly completed application by April 30 guarantees the payment of the benefit by the end of JUne, which will ensure coninuity of monthly payments.
The 500 plus programme supports parents of children until they reach 18 years of age. The benefit covers both children in families and in foster care.
From April 1, it will be possible to submit the application by traditional means, that is by visiting the office or by mail. For those who submit application by the end of June 2021 the childcare benefit will be paid in amount due from June 1.