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Income support

Income support is financial aid for a person or a family to ensure the essential resources needed for everyday life (food, clothing, housing costs, etc.) that can be requested from your local city district government. People and families whose net monthly income is below the established subsistence level after deducting housing costs are eligible to receive income support.

 

The subsistence level in 2022 is:

 

  •          200 euros to the only or first member of the household;
  •       160 euros to every following adult family member;
  •       240 euros to every child under 18 years old.

The general formula for calculating the income support is: income support = subsistence level + housing costs (taking into consideration reasonable social standards for housing + the subsistence level of housing expenditures) - income An additional support of up to €15 will be paid to single-parent families who have children under the age of 18.

 

Examples of calculating income support:

Example: a three-member single-parent household:

The applicant lives with two children under the age of 18 (10 and 13 years old). The parent does not work but receives €60 a month of family support for each child as income. On top of that, the family receives maintenance allowance, which is €100 a month for each child. Thus, the family’s income totals €320 (60+60+100+100). Their place of residence is a two-room apartment with a total area of 51 m² and their housing costs per month are €330.

The estimated income support is calculated the following way: the family’s subsistence level €680 (200+240+240) + housing costs €330 - income 320 = income support €690. An additional €15 in social aid will be paid to the recipient of the income support whose family members are all under 18 years old with the income support. Therefore, the total income of the family will be €1025 (child support €120 + maintenance allowance €200 + income support €690 + €15 additional social aid).

 

Example: one-person household

The person lives alone in a one-room apartment with a total area of 30 m² and their income comes from a partial incapacity for work aid in the sum of 255 euros. The housing costs total 270 euros a month.

The estimated income support is calculated the following way: the family’s subsistence level €200 + housing costs €270 - partial incapacity for work aid (income) €255 = income support €215. Their total income is €420 (partial incapacity for work aid €255 + income support €215).

Families who have received income support and who have children who go to school can receive school support(except in cases when the child is going to first grade and will receive schoolbag aid).