The amount of financial assistance depends on the household structure in which the pensioner lives. Pensioners living alone obtain the right to financial assistance in the amount of the difference between their monthly pension and the amount of 1,700 HRK (the minimum amount of assistance amounts to HRK 200) while pensioners living in households composed of several family members obtain the right to monthly assistance in the amount of HRK 200.00 (every year the mayor of the City of Rijeka brings in a conclusion whereby determining the amount of assistance).

The assistance is regularly paid into the pensioner’s bank account every month starting from the date of approval of this right until the end of the calendar year, thereafter assistance can be requested again.

Who can receive assistance?

A pensioner whose pension is less than HRK 1700 (including equalisation supplement). An additional condition for realising this right is the following: the pensioner is not an owner or co-owner of a real estate item in the Republic of Croatia, except the one serving for housing purposes  (a second flat/house, vacation house or business premises) and the pensioner is a member of a household with average monthly income over the last three months that is below the income threshold determined by the City of Rijeka for each number of household members (threshold for a household composed of a single person HRK 2,875, threshold for a household composed of two members HRK 3,625, a household composed of three members HRK 4,875, a household composed of four members HRK 6,250, households with more members + HRK 875 for each additional member).

How to realise assistance?

In order to get this type of assistance, requests should be submitted at the counter hall of the City of Rijeka, at the address: Titov trg 3, counter no. 5, on working days from 8.30 to 15.30.

During the procedure of recognising and realising this right, relevant facts and circumstances may change (e.g. change in the number of household members, change of address) that the applicant/beneficiary shall timely report to the Department of Health and Social Welfare.

Through e-Adviser, social programme of the City of Rijeka, citizens may get to know whether they can become beneficiaries of any type of assistance and how to obtain such rights.

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