According to her, Ukrainians who receive benefits experience problems with the restoration of refugee status when they temporarily leave the territory of the republic. The Ukrainians “returned to Poland as tourists, not as military refugees, while losing all rights to benefits,” writes RIA Novosti, citing the publication.
As an example, the newspaper cited the story of the refugee Lyudmila. At night, her son got sick and the woman took him to the hospital. She had to pay eight thousand zlotys for her treatment, despite her refugee status, which grants her free medical care and social benefits.
It turned out that Lyudmila lost her UKR status (the status of a foreigner, which implies temporary protection in the country) because she left Poland for a few days to renew her son’s disability documents. However, the authors of the article point out that this status is only lost if you stay outside of Poland for more than 30 days.
Among the Ukrainian refugees there are those who lose their benefits without leaving Poland. According to the interlocutor of the publication, in order to restore all the necessary documents, one has to “wander through all the circles of hell.”
Lawyer and human rights defender Marcin Wenzek explained that some refugees lose their UKR status due to the negligence of border guards, who mark the refugee’s date of departure from the country on the documents, but sometimes forget to note the date. input.