Assistance in the amount of HRK 150 (every year the mayor of the City of Rijeka brings in a conclusion whereby determining the amount of assistance) is regularly paid into the bank current account of the third ager who is without any income 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 person aged 65 or older who does not earn any employment income, any income deriving from pension, property or earned in any other way in Croatia or abroad. 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 this person is a household member with average monthly income over the last three months below the income threshold determined by the City of Rijeka for single number of household members (threshold for a household composed of two members HRK 2,900, a household composed of three members HRK 3,900, a household composed of four members HRK 5,000, households with more members + HRK 700 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.