The funeral grant may increase soon. What are the chances and how much will it take after the changes
How much can the funeral allowance increase?
2011 is PLN 4,000. This amount does not change, although the cost of the funeral has increased drastically. For a long time, appeals for an increase in the allowance have been repeated. Perhaps the amount of funeral support will increase soon. Since when and by how much?
The funeral grant should be higher
The raging price tag took its toll on everyone, and the burial of the dead was not missed. For 11 years, the amount of the allowance has not changed, although the cost of the funeral has increased drastically. The Polish Association of Trade Unions (hereinafter: OPZZ) has been calling for years to increase the amount of the post-mortem allowance, so that the poorest could safely bury their loved ones.
According to the trade unionist, the amount of the funeral allowance should increase to PLN 12,000 in order to realistically keep up with the prices of the funeral. The representatives of the funeral industry indicate that the growth postulated by the OPZZ is unreliable. They themselves indicate that the allowance should increase to PLN 8,000.
The government plans to increase the funeral allowance
Neither the OPZZ proposal, nor the representatives of the funeral industry, has a better chance of becoming binding. As he revealed to “Super Express”, one of the politicians in the current government camp revealed that work and analyzes are underway to increase the amount of the funeral allowance. There are many indications that the allowance will not increase by more than PLN 1,000.
This means that after the increase, it would amount to PLN 5,000. The earliest possible date for entry into force is January 2023. Of course, the introduction of the raise depends on whether the rulers manage to find funds in the budget. It will not be an easy task.
What do you think about the amount of the planned raise?