Today the project ePidtrymka (eSupport - ed.) in the Diia application has officially launched. This is a program to support the business that suffered the most during the pandemic.
The Ministry of Digital Transformation’s team has developed the technical part of the service implementation. A week before the official ePidtrymka launch, the Ministry has triggered a pilot project of the service. More than 4.5 million Ukrainians registered for it, 4.1 million special cards were opened in the bank. 2.7 million Ukrainians have already applied for benefits.
Update the application and join to apply for UAH 1,000 in the Diia app in a few clicks. Conditions for obtaining are as follows: you must be a citizen of Ukraine aged over 18 and have a "green" certificate of vaccination in the Diia application. Note: to receive a payment in 2021, one must apply between 19 and 29 December inclusive.
"For the first time in the world, such an innovative service is technically implemented. The Ministry of Digital Transformation’s team independently developed the mechanics. We looked for different options around the world, but realized that they do not yet exist. We have developed an algorithm so that a person does not have to go somewhere to apply for a service or receive funds, everything happens automatically. Just a few clicks to open the card and register for the service. Receiving UAH 1,000 without contact with other people and government agencies which is of paramount importance amid a pandemic", said Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.
Aaply and register for a special card ePidtrymka in one of the partner banks. After the start, the banks will be added gradually after they are technically ready. The card is issued free of charge both online and offline at the bank branch. It is not possible to use an existing account. Note that only the issuance of the card is not equal to the application for payment.
The application must be submitted in the Diia application, provided that you have a "green" COVID-certificate of two doses of vaccination. Please note that a certificate obtained at the Diia portal or a paper certificate from a family doctor is not eligible for payment. One can now obtain a COVID certificate in the Diia application with both an ID card and a passport booklet. One should enter the Services section and select ePidtrymka. Then choose for receiving payment the ePidtrymka card and wait for the transfer of funds from the Ministry of Economy within 10 days.
Money can be spent on books, gyms, tickets to the cinema, theater, museums, concerts or transportation all over Ukraine. Learn more about how ePidtrymka works in Diia at the website - https://e-aid.diia.gov.ua.
The money is provided for 4 months from the date of receipt. If they are not spent during this time, the account will be closed. Funds can be spent both online and offline, but only on the aforesaid categories of Ukrainian business services. Banks will recognize the category when paying by card using MCC codes.
This is a code that is assigned to the outlet and characterizes the direction of its business. When paying by eSupport card, it must match one of the codes specified in the resolution. If the business is registered in another category, you will not be able to make a payment. Cashbacks in banks work on this principle.
It will not be possible to spend money on those categories of goods and services that are not listed, transfer them to another card or withdraw cash. Note that this program operates exclusively in the Diia application. Therefore, we urge you not to be fooled by fraudsters who offer to spend money elsewhere or convert money from card to cash. Cyberpolice will closely monitor all suspicious situations and payments.
The first stage of the program will take place this year. It will prolong next year. In the future, alternative payment mechanisms will be developed - not only in the Diia application.
The project is implemented by the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Culture and Information Policy, the National Bank and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The Ministry of Digital Transformation’s team is developing the technical part of the Diia application.