Sickness assistance for children, adolescents, young adults and single parents with children in common forms of housing

for children, adolescents and young adults who are accommodated outside the family as part of child and youth welfare, as well as for Mothers or fathers who alone care for a child under the age of six there is a right to medical assistance. The health assistance - comparable to the benefits of the statutory health insurance - applies if there is no other health insurance cover or if this does not fully cover the necessary needs. This means that if these children, adolescents or young adults become ill, the responsible youth welfare office ensures that the costs are covered. Children, adolescents and young adults who: living in a foster family live in an inpatient facility of child and youth welfare ("children's home") in an intensive socio-pedagogical individual care are live as a mentally handicapped child or adolescent in a foster family or in an inpatient child and youth welfare institution were taken into care by the Youth Welfare Office (also provisionally) during participation in school or vocational training measures or during vocational integration in a socio-pedagogically accompanied form of living Mothers or fathers who have to care for a child under the age of six and live with the child in a common form of housing for mothers/fathers/children and Children who live together with their mother or father in a common form of housing for mothers/fathers and their children

A separate application is not required. In order to check the claim, the Youth Welfare Office requests the necessary documents.


Preconditions
Sick help can get Children, adolescents or young adults who live in a foster family or in an inpatient children's and youth welfare institution ("children's home"). Children and adolescents who have been taken into care by the Youth Welfare Office (for the time being), young people who, while participating in education or training or during vocational integration, live in forms of housing accompanied by socio-educational support. Mothers or fathers who alone care for a child under the age of six and live with the child in a common form of housing for mothers/fathers/children Children who live with their mother or father in a common form of housing for mothers/fathers and children The important thing is: Health assistance is only granted if there is no other health insurance cover or if it does not fully cover the necessary needs. The persons entitled to custody or the child or the adolescent or the young adult are entitled.
The responsible youth welfare office checks whether there is other health insurance cover, for example via family insurance or voluntary further insurance. If there is no primary possibility of health care or health insurance, the Youth Welfare Office ensures health care (for example, by registering with a statutory health insurance fund).

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

Last update or date of publication
30.03.2021