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Farm and household assistance from the Agricultural Health Insurance Fund Grant

Operational and household assistance services of the LKK may be eligible if you fail due to

  • a disease that endangers the management of the company,
  • hospital treatment,
  • an outpatient or inpatient preventive or rehabilitation measure of the LKK or
  • Pregnancy and maternity leave.

The LKK ensures that your business or household is continued and thus your income basis is preserved. The services for business and household assistance mainly extend to work that cannot be postponed.
For this purpose, the LKK either provides a qualified force, which is called a provided force. Or you can procure a substitute for yourself.
The staff provided may be employees of the SVLFG or employees of other bodies, for example a machine ring or an operational assistance service.
If you procure a replacement for yourself, we will reimburse the costs for this in an appropriate amount. Maximum amounts apply. It should be noted that no operating costs are covered for relatives and in-laws up to the 2nd degree. The substitute must also be outside the company, i.e. he may not otherwise work in the company or in the household or help out substantially.
In the case of illness that endangers the management of the company, services for operational and domestic help are possible for a maximum of 4 weeks. in the case of inpatient treatment, for a maximum of 13 weeks. An extension is possible under certain conditions.

Process flow

You must apply for farm and household assistance services from the Agricultural Health Insurance Fund by post or telephone before the start of the assignment.

  • Download the corresponding form from the website of the Agricultural Health Insurance Fund or request it by phone or post and fill it out.
  • Send the application together with any necessary documents to the LKK.
  • You will receive the decision of the LKK by post.

Requirements

  • Your company reaches the minimum size.
  • Farm and household assistance services are required to maintain the agricultural business or household.
  • You are insured as an agricultural entrepreneur or equivalently as an agricultural entrepreneur
    • wife or husband or
    • registered life partner.

They fail due to

  • medically certified illness that endangers the management of the company,
  • hospital treatment,
  • an outpatient or inpatient preventive or rehabilitation service provided by the LKK, or
  • Pregnancy and maternity leave.

Hints:

  • Activities in non-agricultural parts of companies (ancillary enterprises) are excluded from farm and household assistance.
  • Even if you are otherwise insured with the Agricultural Health Insurance Fund, you may be able to receive benefits from domestic help. For example, if
    • because of a hospital stay, the continuation of the household is not possible and
    • there is a child under the age of 14 or a disabled child living in the household.
  • Domestic help is also provided if the continuation of the household is not possible due to pregnancy or childbirth.

Which documents are required?

  • Application for farm and household assistance
  • where applicable, a medical certificate of illness endangering the management of the undertaking.
    For this purpose, the doctor may use existing forms in his or her practice. However, the Agricultural Health Insurance Fund also provides its own form.

What are the fees?

There are no costs for the application.
If the Agricultural Health Insurance Fund provides a qualified substitute, it will cover the costs in full.

If a substitute cannot be made available, the Agricultural Health Insurance Fund will reimburse the costs of a replacement person procured by you yourself in an appropriate amount. In doing so, account is taken of the cash benefits actually incurred (in particular the remuneration for the activity and travel expenses); Benefits in kind, on the other hand, are not taken into account. Maximum amounts apply to the refund.
The following are considered reasonable: the proven expenses up to a daily maximum amount of 2.95 percent of the applicable monthly reference value, rounded up or down to the next even euro amount.
In certain cases, you will have to pay a co-payment for each day of claim. An exemption from the obligation can be considered if your personal load limit is exceeded.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Benefits for business and household assistance are possible at the earliest from the day of application.  

Applications / forms

Forms available: Yes

Written form required: No

Informal application possible: Yes

Personal appearance necessary: No

Online services available: No

Appeal

  • Contradiction
    Further information on how to file an objection can be found in the notification of your application
  • Action before the Social Court after unsuccessful appeal

What else should I know?

There are no hints or special features.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

Professionally released on

12.04.2022

Data protection information

Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Ordnungsamt/Gewerbe/Feuerwehrwesen

Postal address: Post Office Box 1134

Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)

Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Parking:
Handicapped Parking Place: Number: 2, Fees: no
Parking Place: Number: 60, Fees: no
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Sepa Credit Transfer, Bank Transfer, Cash Payment, Sepa Direct Debit, Paypal

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Herr Holger Knak
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Ordnungsamt, Sozialamt, Bürgeramt, Standesamt, Gewerbeamt
Room:
19
responsible for:

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

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

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