Government assistance to displaced Ukrainians – how much, and who’s eligible
The Ukrainian Veterans Fund continues to implement the microfinancing program for veterans' entrepreneurship (Photo:NBU / Flickr)
Internally displaced Ukrainians could qualify for up to UAH 20,000 ($538) in government grants.
Family members of people serving in Ukraine’s Armed Forces are eligible for microloans, provided by the Ukrainian Veterans Fund – if they happen to own a business, or are registered as individual entrepreneurs.
Veterans, their spouses, parents, children – or those of Ukrainian troops, killed in action – qualify for up to UAH 20,000 ($538) in business stimulus from the state.
According to the official Pensiynyi Courier publication, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:
Be a veteran or a family member of a veteran;
Be self-employed or registered as an individual entrepreneur;
Be registered as an internally displaced person (IDP) after Feb. 24.
How to get the money:
An application must include the following documents:
Passport with residency address;
IDP registration (a screenshot of its digital version won’t do);
Self-employment registration, or that of an individual entrepreneur;
A document, signifying the veteran status or disability, caused by the war;
A document, verifying marriage or civil partnership with a veteran, dating from before the war (child’s birth certificate is also admissible);
Accounting documents, related to business expenses, made after Feb. 24.
How to apply:
Follow this link to Ukrainian Veterans Fund microloans website section.
How long does it take:
Applications are considered within 10 days. If successful, it could up to 10 more days for the funds to get deposited into your bank account.
Assistance program duration:
The government program of financial assistance to veteran-owned businesses will last until the end of martial law in Ukraine.
Additionally, IDPs can use Diya e-governance app to apply for financial assistance from international humanitarian organizations.
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