Nursing supplements

The nursing supplement is payable to a person entitled to an old-age or disability pension on the basis of a certificate from ZUS evaluating doctor or ZUS medical commission certifying a complete incapacity for work, accompanied by an inability to an independent existence.

The nursing supplement – under general rules – is also payable to persons entitled to an old-age bridging pension. Persons who have reached the age of 75 years are awarded the nursing supplement ex officio.

The nursing supplement is payable by the Social Insurance Institution, and is financed from the Social Insurance Fund and from the State Budget.

As of 1 March 2017 its monthly rate has been fixed at PLN 209.59.

Total expenditure on nursing supplements in 2016 amounted to PLN 5,780.1 million, and the average monthly number of supplements payable by ZUS was 2,297.0 thousand.

(Note: 1 EUR = ca 4.26 PLN)