They help refugees to rent an apartment, organise Lithuanian language teaching to foreigners, organise kindergarten attendance and children’s education at school. The money provided after leaving the Refugees Reception center in Rukla is really minimal and is barely enough to survive which for a single person for the first six months is only EUR 244 and in the next 6 drops to EUR 122. Bellow is a more detailed descpription of services and assitance from the Ministry of Social Security and Labour: http://socmin.lrv.lt/en/activities/social-integration/integration-of-foreigners
In Refugees Reception Center in Rukla
During integration at the Refugees Reception Center in Rukla (for up to 3 months, with a possibility to extend it to vulnerable groups for up to 6 months), a person who has been granted asylum is provided with free accommodation, social and psychological services, on-site health care services and, where necessary, the conditions are created to receive services at health care institutions; evaluation of personal qualities and qualifications required for the job is organised; a monthly benefit (EUR 85.4) for food and sundries is paid; a benefit (EUR 57) for school-aged children for the acquisition of essential school supplies is paid; a monthly compensation in the amount of EUR 60.8 for the expenses of children’s education according to the pre-school and/or pre-primary education curricula is paid; free-of-charge Lithuanian language and culture courses are organised; persons are provided with basic necessities, clothing, footwear, and bedclothes.
After the integration period in Rukla
After the integration period in the Center is over, support for integration is provided in a municipality (for 12 months, with a possibility to extend it to vulnerable groups for up to 36 months), in which a person chooses to reside. At this stage, non-governmental and other organisations provide mentoring services to persons who have been granted asylum who are participating in the integration process. Currently, mentoring services were provided by Caritas of Vilnius Archdiocese and Lithuanian Red Cross Organisation. Mentors help foreigners to acquire basic necessities, rent an apartment, pay cash benefits, organise Lithuanian language teaching to foreigners, organise kindergarten attendance and children’s education at school, consult foreigners on all issues, ensure foreigners’ attendance at the Employment Service, help to fill in and prepare necessary documents, etc.
During the period of integration in a municipality, persons who have been granted asylum are organised free of charge Lithuanian language lessons; paid a lump-sum settlement benefit (EUR 244 for an adult; EUR 122 for a child; EUR 1 342 for an unaccompanied minor upon coming of age); paid a monthly benefit for basic necessities (housing rental, public utilities, food, transport, etc.) which reaches EUR 244 per person for up to six months and EUR 122 from the seventh until the twelfth month. A family of two persons are paid EUR 366 for up to six months and EUR 153 from the seventh until the twelfth month. If a family consists of more than three persons, every other person is additionally paid EUR 61 per month for up to six months and EUR 30.5 from the seventh until the twelfth month; a benefit (EUR 57) for school-aged children for the acquisition of essential school supplies is paid; a monthly compensation in the amount of EUR 60.8 for the expenses of children’s education according to the pre-school and/or pre-primary education curricula is paid.