Aid for Ukrainians extended by 30 days in Latvia

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On May 26, the Saeima decided to extend the primary aid for accommodation and catering of Ukrainian civilians fleeing the war, who had already applied for aid in Latvia before May 24.

Those Ukrainian civilians who have applied for primary aid for accommodation and/or food in Latvia by May 24 (including) will be able to receive it for another 30 days. The total aid is therefore a maximum of 120 days instead of the previous 90.

On the other hand, Ukrainian civilians who will apply for this support from May 25 will be able to receive support for accommodation for up to 90 days and for food up to 30 days.

The extension of the aid requires additional funding of up to €8.475 million, including up to €5.085 million for accommodation and up to €3.39 million for catering. Funding is planned to be allocated from the contingency budget.

The amendments also allow legal persons to be compensated for voluntary accommodation of Ukrainian civilians in order to help cover the associated costs. Consequently, a legal person who houses one or more Ukrainian civilians free of charge in his home is entitled to reimbursement for additional accommodation costs.

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