Long-term care allowance of long-term care insurance

The care allowance is a financial benefit of the long-term care insurance. This is paid if the care itself is ensured for example, if it is provided by relatives. The care allowance is not paid directly to the caregiver, but to the person in need of care or the person in need of care. She or he can pass on the money as financial recognition to caring relatives. The amount of the care allowance depends on the level of care of a person and is only granted from care level 2. Care level 2: 316 Euros, Care level 3: 545 Euros, Care level 4: 728 Euros Care level 5: 901 Euro As a person in need of care, you can in principle freely dispose of the use of the care allowance and regularly pass on the care allowance to the persons caring for and caring for them as recognition. In order to ensure optimal care tailored to individual needs, it is possible to combine the receipt of care allowance with the use of outpatient care benefits (help from nursing services). Anyone who receives care allowance must regularly depending on the level of care every 3 to 6 months seek advice from an approved nursing service or another recognised counselling centre at home. This is intended to ensure the quality of home care.

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


Preconditions
The care allowance must be applied for at the care fund G ilt for persons in need of care with care level 2 to 5, if the care is provided in an appropriate manner privately
You submit an application to your care fund for care allowance. There you will also find information on the required documents and the procedure.

Responsible for the content
Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Last update or date of publication
03.11.2020