Support for victims

  • Volunteer soldiers are awarded state pensions of the first degree (EUR 232). Freedom fighters are awarded state pensions (EUR 116). A lump sum allowance of EUR 1622 is paid to the persons injured during armed resistance, interrogation or imprisonment. Lump sum allowances (from EUR 2503 to EUR 4171) are also paid to the persons who are rated as incapable or partially capable as a result of armed resistance, interrogation or imprisonment. Upon the death of a volunteer soldier, an allowance in the amount of 20 minimum living standards (EUR 760) is paid. Lump sump allowances are also awarded to the families of perished volunteer soldiers as well as freedom fighters.
     
  • Political prisoners and deportees, former abandoned children rated as incapable or partially capable of work or having attained the pensionable age are paid a victims’ state pension (EUR 58). The persons rated as incapable or partially capable of work for the reasons related to imprisonment or deportation are paid benefits in the amount 0,75 up to 2 state pension bases until they attain the pensionable age. Upon the death of a person who was paid a victims’ state pension, victims’ state survivor’s and orphan’s pensions are awarded in accordance with the established procedure.
     
  • Victims of the USSR aggression perpetrated during 11-13 January 1991 and later as well as the defenders of the independence of the Republic of Lithuania who were injured on 11-13 January 1991, but have not been recognised as incapable or partially capable of work as a result thereof as well as their families are reimbursed 50 percent of utility costs. The persons rated as incapable or partially capable of work as a result of the aggression perpetrated during 11-13 January 1991 and subsequent events are awarded victims’ state pensions in the amount of 4 up to 8 state pension bases. The defenders of independence who were injured as a result of the USSR aggression perpetrated during 11-13 January 1991 and later, but have not become invalids as a result thereof, where they attain the pensionable age or are rated as incapable or partially capable of work due to an illness not incurred in connection with the January events, are paid a victims’ state pension. Upon the death of a person who was paid a victims’ state pension, victims’ state survivor’s and orphan’s pensions are awarded in accordance with the established procedure. Defenders of the independence of the Republic of Lithuania who were injured on 11-13 January 1991 and who lost 45-100 percent of their work capacity, after death are buried from the state budget funds, compensating the burial expenses of the amount of 1520 Eur for the burial person.
     
  • The persons who, during World War II, were deported for forced labour, were kept in ghettos and other imprisonment institutions or their successors as well as former minor Nazi prisoners are reimbursed from the Lithuanian State budget EUR 6 for each month spent doing forced labour, in ghettos and other imprisonment institutions. The persons who, during World War II, were deported for forced labour (also minor family members who were born to them at that time or were kept together) or were kept in ghettos, concentration camps or other confinement camps for forced labour and are rated as incapable or partially capable of work or have attained the pensionable age are paid victims’ state pensions.
     
  • The persons who are rated as incapable or partially capable of work for the reasons related to doing forced labour and presence in ghettos, concentration or other forced labour camps are paid benefits in the amount of 0,75-2 state pension bases until they attain the pensionable age.
     
  • The persons who participated in elimination of the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl NPP are paid a lump sum compensation. The participants who have been established an illness incurred in connection with participation in elimination of the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant are paid a lump sum compensation of EUR 835.
     
  • The participants rated as incapable or partially capable as a result of their participation in elimination of the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant are paid a lump sum compensation in the amount of EUR 1252 up to 2086. The persons who participated in elimination of the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl NPP and are rated as incapable or partially capable of work or have attained the pensionable age are paid victims’ state pensions. Those who are rated as incapable or partially capable of work for the reasons related to elimination of the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl NPP are paid benefits in the amount of 0,75-2 state pension bases until they attain the pensionable age.
     
  • A lump sum compensation of EUR 4171 is paid in equal portions to the family members of the persons who perished or died during compulsory military service and military training in the Soviet Army or who died later due to the illnesses incurred in connection with the service. The persons rated as incapable or partially capable of work due to injuries or the illnesses incurred in connection with military service or military training are paid lump sum compensation in the amount of EUR 835 up to 2086; the persons who were recognized not capable for military service by military doctors – a lump sum compensation of EUR 835. The persons who became invalids during compulsory military service or military training in the Soviet Army (22 July 1945 – 31 December 1991) or were later recognized as incapable or partially capable of work due to the illnesses incurred in connection with the military service are paid victims’ state pensions in the amount of 0,75 – 2 state pension bases.

Last updated: 17-11-2017