State care allowance for blind and severely disabled people Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Blind or severely visually impaired people who have their usual place of residence in Bremen are entitled to financial support to compensate for disability-related disadvantages or additional needs. The state care allowance is paid as a monthly allowance and is independent of income and assets:

  • The state care allowance currently amounts to 474.17 euros per month.
  • Children under 18 are entitled to a state care allowance of currently 237.09 euros per month from the age of one.
  • Blind and severely disabled persons who live in an institution and for whom the costs of their stay are borne in whole or in part by public funds receive 50 percent of the state care allowance. Self-payers who live in an institution are not entitled to the state care allowance. In this case, the benefits provided by the nursing care insurance fund are taken into account in full.
  • Benefits from long-term care insurance are fully offset against the state long-term care allowance. As a result, the entitlement to state nursing care benefits may be reduced or eliminated altogether.
  • The income- and asset-dependent care and blind assistance benefits according to SGB XII can also be claimed if necessary. The state care allowance is credited in full or in part.

Preconditions

A person is considered to be blind if his or her better eye has a visual acuity of no more than 2 percent or an equivalent impairment.

The following persons are severely disabled:

  1. persons with disabilities of the upper extremities equivalent to the absence of both hands (faints) with a significant disability
  2. Persons with loss of both arms in the area of the upper arms
  3. People with loss of three limbs
  4. persons with paralysis or other movement impairments, if the disabilities are equivalent to the loss of three limbs
  5. paraplegics with bladder and rectal paralysis
  6. brain-damaged people with severe physical and mental disorders and multiple limb disabilities
  7. other persons whose state of suffering requiring permanent sickness or whose need for long-term care is so exceptional that their disability is comparable to that of the persons referred to in points 1 to 6.

Hints

  • No subsequent payment will be made for past years in which no application was made due to ignorance. Only the date of receipt of the application counts.
  • The state care allowance for blind persons is independent of income and does not correspond to the social assistance benefits "aid for the blind" within the framework of "assistance in other situations" under federal law! It concerns two different services.
  • § 1 Landespflegegeldgesetz

- For previous years in which no application was made due to ignorance, no subsequent payment will be made. Only the date of receipt of the application counts. - The state care allowance for blind people is income-independent and does not correspond to the social welfare benefit "blind assistance" within the framework of "assistance in other life situations" according to the SGB XII. These are two different services.

An ophthalmological certificate is required for the application for state care allowance due to blindness. If necessary, an expert examination is carried out to determine the blindness. For blind people who have the mark Bl on their severely disabled person's identity card, the conditions for entitlement are deemed to be met without an expert examination. A medical certificate and, if applicable, the notification of benefits from the nursing care insurance fund are required for the application for state nursing care allowance due to severe disability (§ 1 Para. 3 LPflGG).

An application for a state care allowance can be made to the relevant social centre of the Office for Social Services or specialist service.

The state nursing allowance is granted from the month of application.

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