Combination of cash and in-kind benefits for legally insured persons

People in need of care are entitled to benefits in kind for home care. This includes body-related care, nursing care or household management assistance. This home care support is usually provided by outpatient care services. If these benefits in kind are only partially used, those in need of care are entitled to a pro rata care allowance (Section 37 SGB XI). The available care allowance is reduced by the percentage in which the person or persons in need of care benefit in kind benefit. The decision on the ratio in which cash and in-kind benefits are used is binding for 6 months. During short-term care (for up to eight weeks) or preventive care (for up to six weeks), the care allowance is 50 percent of the amount paid before the start of short-term or preventive care. If patients from full-time care facilities are temporarily cared for at home, they are also entitled to care allowance for this period.

Check with your nursing home which documents are required and whether there is a special application form.


Preconditions
Care benefits are only partially used applies only to patients with care grades 2 to 5
The combination care scheme must be applied for at the care fund. Submit the application in writing so that you can prove that you have applied for combination care.