Allowance

Allowance is a one-time aid, which you are entitled to if you are temporarily in a financially difficult situation, due to reasons beyond your control.

 

In the Rules for students’ benefits, there are examples of situations in which you are entitled to the allowance. These are:

  • death of the your child, spouse or parent if you are dependent on the parent;
  • loss of medical help essential to studying, in particular loss of corrective glasses and rehabilitation equipment;
  • loss of the permanent and main source of income by you, your child, your spouse or parent if you are dependent on the parent;
  • sudden illness or accident of the you or a member of your close family;
  • sudden necessity to take care of an ill member of your close family;
  • damage caused by fire, flooding, natural disaster or other accident.

 

Which documents do you need to prepare when you apply for an allowance aid?

  • An application filled on USOSweb (pay special attention to the application’s justification);
  • A statement about non-tax revenue.

 

You must attach documents confirming your income to the application (for each adult member of your family). Thosedocumentsare:

  • a statement issued by the Tax Office, in which your income for 2019 is indicated along with insurance contributions;
  • a statement issued by the Social Insurance Institution, in which the amount of health insurance contributions for 2019 is indicated.

 

In case you or your family member did not have any income, you still need to provide a statement issued by the Social Insurance Institution.

Documents from offices and statement of non-tax revenue concern the so-called base year. It is the financial year preceding the academic in which you apply for the scholarship.

Remember that you need to mention all the revenues of each member of your family – each source of income must be additionally documented (e.g. if you have a farm, if you receive a maintenance/allowance etc.)

The base year might sound like a total abstraction for you – after a year, your situation may have changed radically. If this is the case, you need to submit documents which confirm the income changes.

 

Depending on whether it is an income earned or an income foregone, you need to submit different documents.  

  • Income earned – is the income that you earned in the base year or after it. The documents confirming income changes in this case would be, for example, a contract confirming employment and PIT-11 (if income was earned in the base year); a confirmation of amount of income for the month following the month in which income was earned (if income was earned after the base year)
  • Income foregone – income from the base year which you no longer earn. The documents confirming income changes in this case could be, for instance, a contract confirming employment and a document confirming the termination of the income earning (if the contract was made for a fixed-term, you do not need to provide an additional document), and PIT-11.

 

There exist various social benefits that do not factor into income, but receiving them influences your financial situation, so deliver a decision confirming the granting of such benefits.

 

Attention! The aforementioned are only one of the most common documents, you will find a complete list of them under the following link: https://monitor.uw.edu.pl/Lists/Uchway/Attachments/5071/M.2019.318.Zarz.142.pdf.

 

If there are any children in your closest family (i.e. in your household), for example your siblings, attach to the application their birth certificate or a statement from their school.

Apart from documents concerning income, you must also submit documents concerning the situation justifying the granting of the allowance.

 

EXAMPLES:

If you apply for allowance due to job loss, prepare:

  • a contract based on which you were employed
  • a document confirming the termination ofincome earning

 

If you apply for allowance due to an illness, prepare:

  • a medical certificate or another document confirming your health state
  • bills and other documents confirming your treatment expenses

 

Attention! There is no complete list of documents that should be attached to the application for an allowance, as it is a very individual issue. The above list contains only some examples of documents. Which documents will be needed in your case depends upon numerous factors.

We encourage you to contact people responsible for examination of allowance applications via e-mail at: zapomogi@samorzad.uw.edu.pl.