One-off gift vouchers in the amount of HRK 2,000 are granted to parents of newborn babies (every year the mayor of the City of Rijeka brings in a conclusion whereby determining the amount of assistance) for the purchase of new baby essentials. Gift vouchers can be used solely in shops with which the City of Rijeka has signed an annual agreement.

Who can receive assistance?

Newborn babies living in households that are beneficiaries of the guaranteed minimum compensation payable by the Social Welfare Centre Rijeka or in households with average monthly income over the last three months that is below the income threshold determined by the City of Rijeka for single number of household members (threshold for 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) and newborn babies  – children of disabled Croatian war veterans of the Homeland War or civilians disabled in the Homeland War.

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. This request together with the request for one-off financial assistance  (every year the mayor of the City of Rijeka brings in a conclusion whereby determining the amount of assistance /aid, which at present amounts to HRK 1,500 for the first born child, HRK 2,000 for the second child or 3,000 for the third and each next child) whereby the City wishes to welcome its youngest fellow citizens, must be submitted until the baby’s sixth month of life.

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.