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The Family 500+ program. Real support for Polish families. Thanks to the 500+ program, every month families receive 500 zlotys for each second and subsequent child. Soon, the program will be expanded to include the first child.
 
Lowering the retirement age to 60 for women and 65 for men. By doing so, we have given people the choice to retire if they wish or to continue working. Retirement is a right, not an obligation.
 
Free medicines for seniors aged 75 and over. These drugs are used to treat diseases typical of old age, so making these medicines free of charge has made a significant impact on improving seniors’ quality of life.
 
Increasing the minimum wage and hourly wage. Real changes for the lowest-paid people in society.
 
Raising low pensions. In an unprecedented move, we decided to increase the lowest levels of pension benefit.
 
Abolishing compulsory schooling for six-year-olds. We listened to parents, about 2 million parents in fact, and restored compulsory education from the age of 7.
 
Stopping children from being taken away only for reasons of poverty. We have changed family and guardianship law, to prohibit children being removed from their parents only because of poor financial conditions.
 
Supporting childcare. We have facilitated access to places including in nurseries; therefore, making it easier for parents to balance their work and family lives.
 
Establishing the ‘For-Life’ program for disabled people and their families. This is a number of programs which aim to support people with disabilities and their families.
 
Reforming the education system. We have restored the classic model of education to better prepare young people for the challenges of the labour market.
 
Investing in the activity of seniors. Thanks to the development of the Senior + network, older people now have the opportunity to spend 8 hours a day being active.
 
Increasing spending on health care to 6% of GDP in 2025. We have planned a gradual increase in spending on health services which will improve the quality of treatment in Poland.
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