Nursing supplements

Nursing supplements

The nursing supplement is granted to a person entitled to a pension when he/she is completely incapable of work and of independent existence.

The right to the nursing supplement is confirmed by a certificate of complete incapacity for work and incapability to independent existence issued by ZUS evaluating doctor or ZUS medical board. The right to the nursing supplement – under the general rules – is also granted to persons entitled to the bridging pension and teachers’ compensatory benefit.

Persons who are over 75 years of age are granted the nursing supplement by ZUS ex officio.

This benefit is paid by ZUS. It is financed from the Social Insurance Fund and from the state budget.

As from 1 March 2021, the nursing supplement has been fixed at PLN 239.66 per month.

The total expenditure on nursing supplements in 2018 amounted to PLN 6,048.7 million. The average monthly number of nursing supplements paid by ZUS amounted to PLN 2,334.8 thousand.