Parents who want to get money for a school starter kit must hurry up with the application.
To get money from the “Dobre start” program in September, which is when it is usually needed the most, the application must be submitted by the end of August. According to the family resort, there are quite a lot of those who have forgotten about it. Parents of over half a million children have not used the subsidy for the school starter kit so far.
According to the latest data from the Ministry of Family and Social Policy, parents submitted over 2.6 million applications for the 300+ benefit, covering almost 3.8 million children. About 4.4 million children are entitled to this benefit.
Applications for 300 plus
Applications for money for this year’s layette can be submitted from July 1 to November 30 this year. This can only be done electronically via: ZUS Electronic Services Platform (PUE), electronic banking systems or the Empatia portal.
Submitting the application no later than August 30 guarantees the payment of the money by the end of September. People who are late will have to wait up to two months.
Who is 300+ for?
The “Dobre Start” program, also known as 300 plus, was launched in the summer of 2018. Under the program, students’ parents or guardians can apply for funds in the amount of PLN 300 for a school starter kit:
- up to 20 years old,
- up to 24 years old – in the case of a student with a disability.
The money goes to the account indicated in the application. In the case of the “Dobry Start” program, there is no income criterion. The benefit is exempt from taxation and is not subject to enforcement, which means that the bailiff cannot take the funds granted under the program.