Partially supporting the proposal of the Deputy Janis Dumbrava (VL-TB/LNNK) Saeima decided that if the refugee or the alternative status holder will not be sufficient funds, he will be entitled to receive one-time financial assistance and benefits to cover maintenance costs.

The allowance will not be paid for the time period when the person did not perform the duties of an unemployed person or job-seeker.

A lump sum will be equivalent to two months maintenance allowance, but the total amount of benefits available to refugees and holders of alternative status will not change as the duration of benefit payments to cover the maintenance costs will be reduced, the press service of the Seimas.

The new order practically means that in the first month the person who has the status of refugee or alternative status, you will be able to receive financial assistance equal to two months ' allowance to start an independent life outside the centre for accommodation of asylum seekers.

The grant covering the costs for an adult is 139 euros for each additional family member — 97 euros for minors unaccompanied — 97 euros.

The overall programme of funding benefits will not change, as it will reduced the term of payment. Refugees it will be paid for ten months instead of 12, to the holders of alternative status to seven instead of the current nine.2.*

Accrual and payment of lump sum financial assistance will ensure that Management on Affairs of citizenship and migration, benefits to cover expenses for the maintenance of the state Agency of social insurance.

The new procedure will come into force on 1 June.