NGO "International Organization of Internally Displaced Persons with disabilities"


Update: 07.02.2023

A citizen of Ukraine with disabilities, who meets altogether three conditions:

is entitled to medical care provided on the territory of Poland to the same extent as Polish citizens, with the exception of:

It may also benefit from actions or programs financed by:

• funds from the State Fund for Rehabilitation of the Disabled (pol. Państwowy Fundusz Rehabilitacji Osób Niepełnosprawnych – PFRON)

PFRON launched the program “Aid to Ukrainian citizens with disabilities” (about the program (PL): It will be available to the above-specified Ukrainian citizens who have:

– in the case of adults: a document confirming the 1st or 2nd degree of disability, issued under the Ukrainian system of certifying disability,

– in the case of minors: a document confirming the 1st or 2nd degree of disability, issued under the Ukrainian system of certifying disability,

– and in the absence of these documents: the guardian’s declaration or declaration about having documents listed above.

It is planned to launch a reception center in the Lubelskie or Podkarpackie voivodeships intended for citizens of Ukraine with disabilities: (PL)

More information on the available support can be obtained by calling: 503 703 974, from 8.00 to 21.00, 7 days a week (PL:

In addition, the voivode and other state authorities can provide assistance to Ukrainian citizens:

This assistance consists in financing specialized transport for people with disabilities, in particular to places or between places: accommodation, full board, medical care and centers for foreigners.

A person with disabilities with a parking card issued abroad (including in Ukraine) driving a motor vehicle marked with this card may not comply with some road signs regarding the prohibition of traffic or parking.

Worth knowing:

  1. The Polish Association of the Deaf has launched a video hotline for deaf refugees from Ukraine, more information (PL, UA):
  2. The Polish Forum of Persons with Disabilities made it possible to add information which organizations and persons provide assistance to Ukrainian citizens with disabilities: (PL)
  3. The official list of organizations supporting people with disabilities is available here:,98,organizacje (PL)
  4. Contact to the Office of the Government Plenipotentiary for Disabled People: (PL),61,kontakt


Legal basis (25 March 2022): 

  1. Law of March 12, 2022, on assistance to Ukrainian citizens in connection with an armed conflict in the territory of that country, article 12, 34-37.
  2. The Act of June 20, 1997 – Road Traffic Law, article 8, paragraph 6