More than 200,000 applications for one-off child payment submitted since Monday
Czech parents have already submitted more than 200,000 applications for a CZK 5,000 contribution in child allowance since Monday, when the system was launched.
The one-off payment applies to any children still under the age of 18 on 1 August and is intended to help mitigate the effects of rising prices on families.
According to estimates, around 1.6 million children could be entitled to the benefit and the total expense for the government could amount to about CZK 7.8 billion.
The application can be submitted online via the Ministry of Labour website or in person at town halls or regional offices.