A one-time allowance is the right to a financial assistance or assistance in kind. A one-time allowance may be granted in kind if the social welfare centre determines that it is reasonable to presume that the beneficiary will not use the allowance for the purpose it was provided
A one-time allowance can be granted to or for the purposes of:
- to a single person or a household that, due to unforeseen costs stemming from current life circumstances (birth or education of a child, illness or death of a family member, natural disaster, etc.), is not able to meet their basic needs
- for the purpose of purchasing essential household items, clothing or footwear, where these essential household items, clothing or footwear cannot be provided via humanitarian organisations
- to a child or a young adult who is attending high school, and is a beneficiary of the right to accommodation with a foster family, for the purpose of purchasing prescribed school books, if such a right is not granted on another basis
- to a beneficiary of accommodation in crisis situations, for the purpose of covering the cost of transportation to the place of permanent residence, their own or foster family, social welfare home, other service provider or other institution
- to a beneficiary of accommodation services or organised housing in the event of a current need which cannot be met within such accommodation service or organised housing.
The total amount of one-time allowances granted in one calendar year may not exceed 331,81 EUR (HRK 2,500) per single person or 464,53 EUR (HRK 3,500) per household.
In particularly justified cases, and if so required due to life circumstances which have befallen the beneficiary, the Institute may once per year approve a one-time allowance in an amount of up to 1.327,23 EUR (HRK 10,000.00).
Allowance for funeral expenses
The right to an allowance for funeral expenses is granted to a natural or legal person who has paid funeral expenses or provided funeral services for a person who:
- had no statutory or contractual maintenance debtor and
- at the time of death was a beneficiary of:
- the right to a guaranteed minimum benefit, or was a member of a household which was a beneficiary of a guaranteed minimum benefit or
- the right to accommodation services or organised housing based on a decision adopted by the Institute.
The right to an allowance for funeral expenses is granted up to the amount of basic funeral expenses in the place of the funeral, i.e. the last place of residence of the beneficiary in the Republic of Croatia should the funeral take place outside of the Croatian territory.
This amount also covers expenses for transportation to the place of the funeral, i.e. to the state border should the funeral take place outside of the Croatian territory.
The Institute requests remuneration from the deceased person’s heirs for the paid funeral expenses, unless there are no claimants for their estate.