The Home Care Assistance Regulation was published in today’s Official Gazette.
According to the statement made by the Ministry of Family and Social Services, with the regulation, the procedures and principles regarding the application form, evaluation, payment and other issues of the assistance to be provided for the home care of the disabled people in need of care within the scope of the relevant article of the Social Services Law were regulated.
According to the disability classification, those who have a report with the words “Very advanced special needs (ÖGV)”, “Special ÖGV” and “Special condition needs (ÖKGV)” for fully dependent children, who cannot continue their lives without the help and care of others, Those with a per capita income of less than 2/3 of the net minimum wage will be supported with home care assistance.
The regulation also stipulates that home care assistance payments cannot be transferred, assigned or sequestered.
Home care assistance payments will continue for people who started to benefit from assistance before the publication of the regulation. In case of a change in the conditions of benefiting from assistance due to household, income, health and similar reasons, the situation of these people will be re-evaluated within the scope of the regulation.
To date, 94.2 billion liras of home care assistance has been paid.
The Ministry of Family and Social Services initiated home care assistance in 2006 in order to provide care for the disabled individuals in their accustomed environment without changing their living conditions.
In line with the understanding of family and community-based care, in addition to institutional care, the Ministry focuses on care service models that enable disabled and elderly individuals to be cared for without leaving their social circles with an “individual-oriented” service approach. and offers day care services in an integrated way that complements each other.
With the Home Care Assistance application, families who want to take care of their fully dependent disabled person at home are given a monthly cash aid of 4 thousand 336 liras.
Within the scope of home care assistance initiated in 2006, 94 billion 253 million 780 thousand 845 lira home care assistance payments were made from the beginning of the service to the end of April 2023.
As of April, 569 thousand 627 people benefited from home care assistance. About 140,000 of them were carers of disabled elderly people.