Social assistance: health aid

Help for health includes preventive services, help with illness, help with family planning or assistance with sterilization.

Help for health includes

  • preventive health assistance (preventive services),
  • help with illness (medical treatment, relief of disease complaints),
  • Help with family planning for pregnancy and motherhood as well as assistance with sterilization.

By the Act on the Modernisation of Statutory Health Insurance (GKV-Modernisierungsgesetz - GMG), all social assistance recipients who do not have health insurance have in principle been treated in the same way as those with statutory health insurance with effect from 1 January 2004. They are now treated like "health insurance patients". All recipients of social assistance are now required to make co-payments within the limits of the burden.

The remaining (short-term) recipients of social assistance who do not have health insurance can continue to receive health assistance.

§§ 47 to 52 of the Social Code (SGB) Twelfth Book (XII) - Social Assistance.

Related Links

  • §§ 47 ff. SGB XII

Responsible for the content
No information available

Last update or date of publication
No information available