Additional care allowance extended until January 31!


The period for which he was entitled to additional care allowance has recently been extended several times. However, this time, most people assumed that it would only apply until January 17. The government surprised the parents again and provided information about its next extension.

Students in grades 1-3 from 18 January return to school

The minister of education, Przemysław Czarnek, at the conference held on January 14, confirmed that the return to school would start on January 18. Students in grades 1-3 will be the first to start full-time education. Return to school is to be carried out in a strict sanitary regime. The Ministry of Education and Science, together with the Ministry of Health and the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate, prepared guidelines for schools. According to these provisions, the additional care allowance was to apply only until the end of the winter holidays, i.e. until January 17. After that date, students of the lower grades were to return to schools and they were to provide them with care, and the additional care allowance would no longer be needed. However, as the head of the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy emphasized, it will not be possible to return to education in some schools, and parents will have to take advantage of an additional care allowance. “We analyzed the situation in terms of the return of the youngest children to school, but also taking into account teachers' tests for COVID-19. We have concluded that in some schools there may still be a need for this allowance that parents want to take advantage of. This also applies to younger children: preschoolers and toddlers attending nurseries " - emphasized Marlena Maląg.

However, the supplementary care allowance will be extended

On Friday, January 15, the minister of family and social policy, Marlena Maląg, presented a favorable but also surprising information: "Important information for parents. Due to the current, still difficult, epidemic situation, we decided to extend the additional care allowance until the end of the month, i.e. until January 31 this year. The allowance will be granted under the current rules, nothing changes here, so parents can be calm ”. [alert – info] The additional care allowance has been extended until January 31. [/ alert-info] Pursuant to the provisions of the Act, the additional care allowance is granted for the period for which nurseries, children's clubs, kindergartens, schools, day care centers and other facilities have been closed or due to COVID-19 inability to provide care by nannies or day carers. Additional care allowance is also due in the case of limited opening of such institutions.

The period for which the additional care allowance was granted has already been extended several times, therefore it is not known whether the government will not change the period in which parents will be able to use this benefit again after January 31. Do you have a question? Ask our expert! Daily Online Tips! Ask a question TEAM