Ukrainian refugees in the Netherlands will receive 60 euro per person per week to help them pay for day-to-day necessities, the government has decided. This amount will be given to people living in shelters and other communal accommodation, while those living with host families will receive up to 135 euro.
Welfare Minister Carola Schouten stated on Friday March 18th that the government will give the allowance money directly to the refugees, but warned that it will take some time for the various local councils to organize and start sending out the payments, reported Dutchnews.nl.
The allowance system will run for two months in the beginning, and then will be re-assessed on a rolling basis.
In addition, the Dutch government has agreed that Ukrainian citizens who wish to work can do so immediately and that there will be no need for a work permit requested by the employers after April 1st.
So far around 7,200 Ukrainians have registered in the Netherlands, but their actual number could be higher.