The Extra 300+ application is very popular among Poles. In July, about 1.61 million people already applied for the “Better Beginning”! From August 1, 2019, changes were introduced that will allow co-financing to a larger group of people. Until now, students up to the age of 20 who have attended such institutions as primary, secondary and artistic schools, a sociotherapy center, a revalidation and educational center, a special educational center and a special educational center could apply for Extra 300+. However, as a result of changes, students from adult you access to necessary funds and a refund in convenient installments.
You can also use an installment loan, which guaranteesill we spend?
This year, for the first time, research on expenditure for school layettes in Poland appeared. According to information provided by Deloitte, a statistical family will spend an average of PLN 1,718 for this purpose. However, the exact amount also depends on the number of children who are brought up in the household. Parents with one child will spend about PLN 1,388 on school layettes. With two children, the cost will be PLN 1,898, while with three, PLN 2,742.
What is Extra 300+?
The Extra 300+ benefit is the conventional name of the government’s Better Beginning program. Better Beginning Extra 300+ is a new undertaking of the Law and Justice government, which assumes one-off support worth PLN 300 for all students starting the new school year. It is estimated that as much as 4.6 million students in Poland may receive this type of assistance, which will burden the state budget with approx. PLN 1.4 billion per year. On July 29, a message appeared on the website of the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Policy stating that less than a month after the program had started, parents had already submitted over a million applications online.
Layette Extra 300+ – CBOS data
According to CBOS data, cited by the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Policy, a family with one child spent an average of PLN 686 on the school layette in the 2017/2018 school year. Considering the amount of benefit paid, which parents can use this year, it should cover almost 50% of expenses for necessary school accessories – we are, of course, talking about approximate estimates.
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Who is Extra 300+ support for
Primary and secondary school students can benefit from the “Better Beginning” government support. A cash supplement is payable once a year for a child attending school, up to the age of 20. If the child is 20 years old before the beginning of the school year, he / she is also entitled to a benefit. Disabled children who study at school can benefit from the Extra 300+ program up to the age of 24.
How to apply Extra 300+?
The Better Beginning application, in addition to the traditional written form, can also be submitted electronically via selected banks and through the website of the Ministry of the Family, specifically the specially separated platform. What do we have to do to be able to submit an application? First, we need to create an account on the indicated portal, using a trusted profile or trusted certificate. If you have not set up a trusted profile before, you can do it very quickly on the portal.gov.pl, but you must take into account a visit to the City Hall or the Commune Office to confirm your data. It is worth doing because, as in the case of the “Better Beginning” program, we can also deal with other official matters without leaving home, electronically.
One should know that the bank only acts as an intermediary in sending the application, it is not responsible for the decision that belongs to the given Office or Commune. The bank also does not verify the data declared in the Extra 300+ application. On the websites of the listed banks we will find hints on how to submit an application through their website. More and more Banks are joining the “Better Beginning” campaign and are encouraging to use the program. Therefore, if the bank in which you have an account does not yet allow you to submit a Extra 300+ application, it may soon create such a solution for its clients. It is worth monitoring the mpips.gov.pl website and news published by the selected bank.
Extra 300+ application – summary
If our children are attending school, be sure to check what the government offers through the Better Beginning program and take advantage of the benefit. The extra money for which we can equip the child with the necessary school accessories will surely prove to be an attractive help for parents.