The procedure for heirs to receive compensation for damaged / destroyed property

According to Art. 2 of the Law “On compensation for damage and destruction of certain categories of immovable property as a result of hostilities, terrorist acts, sabotage caused by the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, and the State Register of Property Damaged and Destroyed as a result of hostilities, terrorist acts, sabotage, caused by the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine “Recipients of compensation for damaged/destroyed real estate objects, the heirs of the property owners, are the citizens specified in subparagraphs “a”-“g” of this clause of this article;

The order of actions, rights, obligations, etc. of the heirs are regulated by the sixth book of the Civil Code of Ukraine.

Inheritance is carried out by will or by law.

It should be noted that under the condition that the owner of the home/property has died/deceased, the legal successors/heirs, among other things, must apply to a notary or in rural settlements to an official of the relevant local self-government body authorized for this with an application for acceptance of inheritance for the purpose of opening inheritance case and obtaining a certificate of the right to inheritance.

A period of six months is established for the acceptance of the inheritance, which starts from the time of the opening of the inheritance.

Also, as a minimum, the heirs must provide documents confirming family ties. At the same time, when applying for compensation, a certificate of the right to inheritance can be provided later, after it has been received.

The next steps will be:

reporting on damaged and destroyed immovable property as a result of hostilities, terrorist acts, sabotage caused by the military aggression of the Russian Federation; make sure that the damaged object is entered in the State Register of Real Property Rights.

In the absence of such a record, register it;

open — a special account in one of the banks of Ukraine, with which the Ministry of Digitization has concluded a corresponding information interaction agreement;
select the e-Recovery electronic public service in the Diya mobile application; form a statement that must contain the following data:
surname, proper name, patronymic;
date of birth; contact data (phone number, e-mail address);
registration number of the taxpayer’s account card;
special account number;
the address (location) of one damaged object;
information on the existence of a priority right to receive compensation;
provide the consent of the co-owners of the real estate object to receive compensation by the applicant (in the case of joint ownership of the real estate object), which is provided at the applicant’s option:
indicate the absence of restrictions established by clause 4 of the Procedure for providing compensation;

Also, the application itself can be submitted to the Commission for consideration of issues regarding the provision of compensation for destroyed objects of immovable property in paper form, through the center for the provision of administrative services, the body of social protection of the population or a notary public.

The term of consideration of the application should not exceed 30 calendar days from the date of its submission (paragraph two of clause 14 of the Procedure for granting compensation). After that, the citizen who submitted an application for compensation will receive a confirmation and funds for a specialized card “yeVidnovlennya”.


The publication was prepared within the framework of the Project “Increasing awareness among self-governing municipalities and citizens on recording the destruction caused by war”, which is implemented by the Ukrainian Association of District and Regional Councils with the support of the “Phoenix” Project, which is implemented by the Eastern Europe Fund at the expense of the European Union.