– ZUS has been preparing for the operation of the Family program for a long time 500 plus since the new year. I can assure you that we will be ready on time. We already have experience in implementing such large projects – emphasizes prof. Gertruda Uścińska.
As she added, applications for the 500 plus benefit from January 1 next year will only be sent electronically via the Electronic Services Platform (PUE) of the Social Insurance Institution, electronic banking and the Empatia portal.
The amendment to the act on state aid in bringing up children transfers the determination of entitlement to child benefit and its payment from municipalities to the Social Insurance Institution. Another change concerns the method of payment of the benefit. Pursuant to the amendment, benefits will be paid only without cash to the bank account number indicated by the applicant.
An important amendment to the Act concerns the manner of conducting proceedings regarding the child benefit – letters, information and decisions will be sent in electronic form via PUE ZUS.
Due to the fact that from January 1, 2022, applications for child benefit and attachments to the application can only be submitted in electronic form, ZUS is to provide all interested parties with such an opportunity. The plant emphasizes that each person will be able to count on help ZUS when submitting these documents.
Gradual takeover of the program Family of 500 plus by ZUS means that communes will continue to pay benefits until the end of the period for which they were granted, that is until the end of May 2022. In these matters, you should still contact the employees of the communes.
In this situation, people who currently receive benefits from municipalities do not have to do anything, i.e. report this fact to ZUS.