At the so-called the regime for parents will be relaxed by the circle, and a more suitable procedure for penalizing pupils’ truancy will also be set. This follows from the amendment to the Act on financing children’s free time, which the President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Čaputová signed on Thursday.

Bratislava, November 24 (TASR) – At the so-called the regime for parents will be relaxed by the circle, and a more suitable procedure for penalizing pupils’ truancy will also be set. This follows from the amendment to the Act on financing children’s free time, which the President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Čaputová signed on Thursday. She welcomes the fact that the legislators in the National Council (NR) of the Slovak Republic accepted one of her reservations, for which she also appealed to the Constitutional Court (ÚS) of the Slovak Republic. TASR was informed about this by the director of the communication department of the Office of the President of the Slovak Republic, Jozef Matej.

“The President welcomes that the legislator accepted one of her reservations, which was the subject of her submission of the so-called anti-inflation package to the Constitutional Court, and canceled the reduction of child allowance for children due to truancy. The legislator decided to solve this problem by tightening the sanctionsin which the president does not see a constitutional conflict, but considers it far more important to focus on the prevention of poor school attendance of poor children by addressing the many causes that cause it,” said Matej.

It follows from the amendment that instead of deducting the amount from child allowances, parents should be, in the event that their children’s truancy exceeds a certain level, sanctioned not directly from child benefits, but from their income as they are currently sanctioned. The grounds will be expanded to allow fines to be imposed for offenses that are comparable or correspond to the same grounds for which child benefits are to be withheld under current law.


The adjustments regarding the financing of the child’s free time should lead to the fact that parents are not so strictly bound by the originally set criteria and parameters and that they can better handle money for children’s free time activities. The substantive solution does not change. In the case of the ring card, the funds in the account will no longer be forfeited every month, but will be tied up for a year.

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