Care allowance for persons with statutory care insurance Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Are you cared for at home by an outpatient nursing service? Then you can apply for care benefits up to a certain amount.

In the case of home care, people in need of care are entitled to benefits in kind such as body-related care, nursing care measures or help with housekeeping. This home care assistance is usually provided by outpatient care or support services.

Home care assistance is also possible if the person in need of care lives in a nursing home community or in the caregiver's household, but not e.B. in the nursing home.

The entitlement to home care assistance includes monthly

  • for care level 2 services up to the total value of 689 euros,
  • for care level 3 services up to the total value of 1,298 euros,
  • for care level 4 services up to the total value of 1,612 euros and
  • at care level 5 benefits up to the total value of 1,995 euros.

If these outpatient care benefits are only partially used, they can be combined with the care allowance. As part of this combination benefit, the care allowance is paid pro rata depending on the amount of the home care benefits received.

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


  • The care benefit must be provided by an approved outpatient care or support service (or individual employees) who have concluded a contract with the care fund.
  • Care level 2 to 5 must be available

Related Links

  • § 36 Eleventh Book of the Social Code (SGB XI)
  • You submit an application for care benefits to your care fund
  • Information on the required documents and the procedure can be obtained from your care fund

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