Pursuant to the amendments to the regulations of the anti-crisis shield, the right to an additional childcare allowance after 24 May would be granted only to persons caring for the disabled:
The amendment to the shield does not include regulations on the right to the additional childcare allowance for parents of children up to the age of 8. This means that parents who have been receiving such a benefit so far would lose their right to it as from 25 May 2020.
According to the announcements of the government, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS), the possibility of receiving an additional childcare allowance under the current rules, so also for parents of children under 8 years of age, will however be extended until 14 June 2020. The relevant provision is to be included in the latest version of the anti-crisis shield. Until the new regulations come into force, ZUS will continue to pay out the benefit.
According to the position of the Ministry of Family and Social Policy and the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS), additional childcare allowance is also granted to parents who, despite opening some nurseries and kindergartens, decide to personally take care of their children.