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

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 persons in need of care of the care level 1. The amount is earmarked for quality-assured services to relieve the burden on caring relatives and to promote the independence and self-determination of those in need of care in the design of their everyday lives.

Insofar as the monthly benefit amount has not been fully utilised in a calendar month, the remaining amount shall be transferred to the following calendar months. Amounts of benefits that have not yet been used at the end of the calendar year may still be carried over until the end of the following calendar half-year.

The amount may be used for:

  • day or night care services,
  • services of short-term care,
  • benefits of the approved nursing services (in care grades 2 to 5, but not for self-sufficiency services) 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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