Considering the difficult financial situation, that a lot of our self-government representatives now experience due to the COVID-19 economic lockdown, the Chamber has launched a special programme of social aid. By virtue of the KIF resolution from the 4th of April 2020, we have started providing material support in the form of non-refundable grants of up to 1000 PLN, for those physiotherapists who needed our help the most. Since the beginning of April, the KIF Social Committee has examined 1201 applications, 997 of which have met formal requirements. Special assistance grants have already been paid to 563 people, while the other 434 applicants will receive their grants in mid-May. The Social Committee has not approved applications in 204 cases, 6 of which were corrected by the requestors and sent for repeated examination by the Social Committee. The KIF Board has also provided support to the family of our dead colleague.
We would like to remind that the social programme addressed to individuals who have found themselves in a particularly difficult life situation (e.g. due to COVID-19 disease), which has been realized since the beginning of 2019, has not been suspended. According to the current rules and regulations, the Social Committee may grant a non-refundable aid of up to 6 000 PLN.