Social assistance benefits

Social assistance pensions


Social assistance pensions are paid to disabled children; individuals recognised as fully or partially incapable for work below the age of 24 (and below 26 in some cases); parents, guardians and caretakers who, at least for 15 years, cared at home for the disabled persons with a special need for constant nursing or care (assistance) and  who lost 60% and more of their capability for work or who have attained the pensionable age; mothers who had given birth to and raised five or more children till the age of 8 and recognised as fully or partially incapable for work, who lost 60% and more of their capability for work or who have attained the pensionable age; other persons not listed above who lost their capacity for work or who have attained the pensionable age. 
 
Target compensations of nursing and care (assistance) costs

Target compensations of nursing costs are paid to children with severe disabilities; individuals who lost 75–100% of their capacity for work; individuals who have reached the age for the old-age pension. The special need for constant nursing must be established for these individuals.

Target compensations of attendance (assistance) costs are awarded to disabled children and the persons who are rated as incapable or partially capable of work, have lost 60% and more of their capacity for work as well as the persons who have attained the pensionable age.
 
The special need for constant care (assistance) must be established for these individuals (except for the disabled children).

 
Social assistance pensions for orphans

Social assistance pensions for orphans are paid to the children of the deceased or a person declared as deceased according to the procedure established by law: below the age of 18; over the age of 18; full time students at registered universities, colleges, vocational or general education schools but not older than 24; over the age of 18 who were recognised as disabled before the age of 18 if they are fully or partially incapable for work from that day.
 
Social assistance compensations

Social assistance compensations are paid to: parents (adoptive parents) who cared at home for the disabled children or children with group 1 or 2 disability since childhood or who developed group 1 or 2 disability before the age of 18 for at least 8 years before 1 January 1995; mothers who gave birth to five or more children before 1 January 1995 and raised them until the age of 8.

Social assistance compensations are paid to these individuals when they are five years younger than the old-age pension age or are recognised as fully or partially incapable for work, who lost 60% and more of their capability for work.
Last updated: 29-12-2017