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  • Iryna Vereshchuk: By taking care of Ukrainians abroad, we maintain their connection with Ukraine

    Chaired by Iryna Vereshchuk, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine, a regular meeting was held to discuss the problems of Ukrainians living in Poland due to russia’s military aggression.

    The participants discussed a draft law that would regulate the mechanism of receiving Ukrainian pensions abroad, including in Poland. In particular, it will simplify the procedure of personal identification. The draft law will soon be submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for further submission to the Parliament.

    The issues of childbirth assistance payments, when a child is born outside Ukraine, were also considered. Currently, parents must personally apply to a social welfare agency in Ukraine to receive this benefit, which is not always possible due to their stay abroad.

    To solve the problem, the Ministry of Social Policy has drafted a regulatory act that would allow one of the parents to send an application for the allowance to a social welfare agency in Ukraine from abroad. Such an application must be accompanied by child’s birth certificates issued in the country of residence and legalized in accordance with the established procedure.

    “Ukrainians abroad should feel connected to the Ukrainian State. Our task as a Government is to stand by the most vulnerable: the elderly, mothers with children. This is especially true for children: by taking care of their well-being abroad, we maintain their connection with Ukraine,” Iryna Vereshchuk summarized.