An overview of available benefits

Financial support for carers

If you are caring for someone who is dependent on care, there are various financial support and benefits available to you. It is important that you are aware of these to ensure the best possible care and reduce your own burden. Here is a brief overview of the benefits available:

1. Care benefits in kind (Pflegesachleistungen)

  • These benefits make it possible to hire professional carers to provide direct care for your relative.
  • The amount of care benefits in kind varies depending on the level of care and includes activities such as personal hygiene, nutrition or mobility.
You can find a sample application form for applying for care services here

2. Care allowance (Pflegegeld)

  • Care allowance is granted if you care for your relative at home instead of placing them in a care home.
  • The amount of the care allowance also depends on the level of care and is intended to support care at home.
Here you will find a sample application form for applying for care benefits such as care allowance

3. Relief allowance

  • The purpose of these allowances is to reduce the financial burden on family carers by giving them the opportunity to take advantage of additional support, such as hourly or respite care.
  • The amount of the allowance also depends on the level of care and can be used for a variety of support measures.

It is important to note that these benefits are provided by the care insurance funds and are subject to certain criteria. To receive financial assistance, you must submit an application to your care insurance fund. They will then check whether you meet the requirements and how much you can get.

If you have any questions or need more information, don't hesitate to contact your care insurance fund or caregiver advice centres directly.

Remember that you are not alone and that it is important to look after your own health and well-being. Remember that you are not alone and that it is important to look after your own health and well-being. The financial and support services are there to help you cope with caring for your relative and to make sure you don't miss out.

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