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Relief amount for costs of additional care services for long-term care insured persons

Persons in need of care in home care are entitled to a relief amount of up to 125 euros per month (i.e. a total of up to 1,500 euros per year). This also applies to those in need of care level 1. The amount is earmarked for quality-assured services to relieve caring relatives and to promote the independence and self-determination of those in need of care in the organization of their everyday lives.

If the monthly benefit amount has not been fully exhausted in a calendar month, the remaining amount will be carried over to the following calendar months. Benefit amounts that have not yet been used up at the end of the calendar year may still be carried over until the end of the following calendar half-year.

The amount can be used for

  • day or night care services,
  • short-term care services,
  • benefits of the approved nursing services (in nursing grades 2 to 5 but not for services in the field of self-sufficiency) or
  • Services of the offers recognized under state law for support in everyday life.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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