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Tuesday is the last day to accept applications for a 10,000-thousand allowance for lost right to free coal. The payment of the benefit begins after June 1 and ends at the end of the year. So far, over 12.5 thousand have been received. applications; On Tuesday, some of their reception points will be open until the evening.
Payment of the benefit begins after June 1 / © 123RF / PICSEL
The right to this benefit under applicable law has over 24 thousand. people who were previously deprived of coal –
"The current law does not provide for filing applications after the deadline, that is, after April 23" by the company Spółka Restrukturyzacji Kopalń Wojciech Jaros and assures that Tuesday the company's application sites will be open longer so that anyone willing will be able to leave a document.
To SRK, where people who received free coal in Kompania Węglowa, Katowicki Holding Węglowy and the Kazimierz-Juliusz mine, it receives most applications – just before the Easter weekend it was about 8.8 thousand
"On average, We every week from several dozen to nearly 1.5 thousand applications. The week of March was usually after several hundred things a week "- said Jaros.
Simultaneously with the receipt of applications, their verification is ongoing, consisting of checking that the information in the applications is met and that the missing documents are filled in. "In some cases, for example when there is a need to check data and search for those in the archive, it may take a long time "- said the spokesperson.
When the documentation has gaps, employees at SRK contact applicants by phone or post. Rejected applications are denied again. "There are various complicated situations that require analysis and legal consultation to assess how a particular situation is under the law," explains SRK spokesman.
If the result of the repeated check is also negative, the applicant will receive a written response; Refusal to pay compensation can be appealed to the court.
Compensation for compensation is also accepted by Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa, Tauron Wydobycie and Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka. In the Jastrzębia company, one of the points – in the Pniówek mine – will be open Tuesday to midnight; The remaining points will be open until 9 pm. 17:00.
According to the data from the industrial development agency Katowice branch, a total of 12,000 were approved before Thursday before Christmas. 544 applications – this issue also includes applications submitted in 2017, when the previous Act on Compensation applied, but it did not include widows and orphans, among other miners, and only after miners.
Under current law, compensation is granted for, among other things, widows, widows and orphans after an employee, pensioner or pensioner who has a permanent right to a survivor's pension, and pensioners, pensioners who receive a benefit which is more favorable to the spouse instead of their pension or persons on early retirement who have a fixed early retirement pension
The group of authorized persons is over 24 thousand. people. More than PLN 240 million has been secured for state budget compensation. Explain the difference between the number of beneficiaries and the number of applications so far submitted (over 12.5 thousand) representatives of mining companies state that the simulations were based on databases from a few years ago – then it probably had fewer people entitled to the benefit, for example some orphans after miners may have stopped taking family pensions, some elderly killed, others left.
Deputy Energy Minister Grzegorz Tobiszowski told the PAP, preparing a new compensation law, and the trial covered all groups of people who were previously deprived of the right to release coal, The maximum group of eligible persons was estimated to be over 24,000. The Deputy Minister pointed out that there was no legal possibility to pay compensation for about 12,000 zlotys. persons who have retired without the right to a carbon allowance.
Based on the previous Compensation Act, adopted by Parliament in the autumn of 2017, benefits were received nearly 212,000 miners. The current law closes the issue of compensation for all pensioners, as well as widows and orphans who have previously been deprived of coal.