What will change for Ukrainian refugees abroad in 2023?

Since January, in a number of European countries, changes in the rules of stay and payment procedures have come into force. Let's figure out what changes to expect and in which countries! 07 January 2023 0 3 min

Friends, we remind you that we have a super convenient application for iOS, which is available in the App Store

Download, try and leave your feedback!


Starting this year, Poland will change the procedure for free accommodation of Ukrainians in places of collective residence – camps, boarding houses, recreation centers and others. Now it will be possible to live there free of charge only in the first 120 days (4 months) from the moment of arrival in Poland. After that, you have to pay for accommodation.

  • From March 2023, citizens of Ukraine living in such places for more than 120 days will have to pay 50% of the accommodation costs, but not more than PLN 40 per day ( more than 300 UAH).
  • From May 2023, it will be necessary to cover 75% of the cost of living – but not more than PLN 60 per day (UAH 500). Vulnerable categories of citizens will be exempt from payment.


From January 1, 2023, Germany increased the amount of assistance that Ukrainian refugees will receive on an equal basis with the Germans. The Hartz IV unemployment benefit will become part of the basic income of citizens.

Payments for single adults or single parents will increase by 53 euros to 502 euros (now 449 euros). Financial support for other categories of socially vulnerable people has also been increased:

  • adults – 451 euros (now 404 euros);
  • children 14-17 years old – 420 euros (now 376 euros) );
  • children 6-13 years old – 348 euros (now 311 euros);
  • children under 5 years old – 318 euros (now 285 euros).


From January 1, free travel for Ukrainians, which was in effect last year, is canceled in Slovakia. It will be possible to use this option only on the day of processing SLOVAK HELP documents and 4 subsequent days.

Latvia and Lithuania

But in Latvia and Lithuania, on the contrary, they will continue free travel in public transport:


– in Riga public transport – until June 30, 2022;

– in Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipeda – until the end of the year.

The Netherlands

The Netherlands will change the amount of assistance to Ukrainian refugees

From February 1, certain changes await Ukrainians:

  • Payments of monthly allowances for the whole family may be stopped, if an adult family member receives income from work or benefits such as unemployment or disability benefits.
  • For those living with host families, the assistance will be reduced to 93 euros per person per month. This amount will be the same for both adults and children. The assistance is currently €215 per month for adults and €55 for minors.
  • The changes will also affect food allowances, which will be subject to a scale according to family size: the larger the family, the lower the monthly allowance. food component per person. The government website does not yet indicate specific amounts, now 205 euros per person are paid for food. More details here.

Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic, the amount and rules for paying humanitarian aid to refugees are changing – they will correspond to the subsistence minimum, the size of which has changed since January 1, 2023.

In 2022, humanitarian aid for Ukrainians amounted to 5,000 crowns. According to the new norms, the amount for adults should be 4860 kroons, and for children – 3490 kroons.

For the elderly and people with disabilities, support should be 1.5 times higher than the minimum. That is, people over the age of 65 and adults with disabilities should receive 7290 kroons, and children with disabilities – 5235 kroons.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *