According to the draft Act on the state support in bringing up children, not only Polish citizens will be covered by the government programme ‘Family 500+’, but also certain categories of foreigners. On the basis of this regulation, families with more than one child will receive a benefit of 500 PLN (approximately 125 EUR) per child for a second child and subsequent. In the case of poor families, the benefit will be granted also for a first child.
Among categories of foreigners entitled to ‘500 PLN per child’, will be possessors of a residence card containing an annotation ‘access to labour market’ (i.e. foreigners entitled to work in Poland with or without an obligation to possess a work permit), with the exception of those who have the right to perform work in Poland on the basis of a visa, third country nationals granted a work permit for a period not exceeding six months and foreign students.
Currently, the bill which aims to “support families with children and encourage others to have children”, is undergoing social consultations.
via the European Web Site on Integration