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Apply for subsidies for care-appropriate improvements to the living space


If you are in need of care, your long-term care insurance fund will pay a subsidy for renovation measures that make your home suitable for care under certain conditions. These include, for example, the installation of a stairlift, widened doors and thresholds instead of steps. The measures are intended to enable people to live independently in their own home or to make everyday care easier or to restore independent living.

Upon application, your long-term care insurance fund will pay a subsidy of up to EUR 4,000 for such adjustments and conversions. The subsidy is limited to the actual costs of the conversion measure. If the conversion costs more than EUR 4,000, you pay the excess amount yourself.

If you live with other people in need of care, for example in a nursing home community, you can use the subsidy to improve the shared living environment. In total, a shared apartment or group home can receive a grant of up to EUR 16,000.

The conversion measures that are subsidized by long-term care insurance funds include, for example:

  • Adaptation of the living environment to your needs: window handles at wheelchair accessible height, stair lift, elevator
  • Adaptations of the building fabric: widened doors, floor-level shower, fixed ramps
  • Technical aids: height-adapted kitchen appliances, lowerable wall cabinets
  • Improvement of the living environment: Moving to an apartment suitable for the disabled, moving from the upper to the ground floor

In principle, you can receive the subsidy once for a construction project. A new subsidy is possible if your care situation changes in such a way that further measures are necessary.

On the other hand, the requirements are not met in old people's and nursing homes as well as residential facilities that are rented out commercially by the landlord only to those in need of care. You will not receive a subsidy here.

  • You have long-term care insurance
  • They have a degree of care
  • the conversion measure
    • allows home care,
    • makes it easier for you and your caregiver to provide care at home, or
    • enables you to lead a life that is as independent as possible again
  • the conversion measure does not exceed what is necessary
  • Cost estimate from the craft business that is to carry out the conversion

Depending on the individual case, further documents may be required. Please contact your long-term care insurance company for more information.

You don't have to pay anything for the application.

If necessary, fees may be incurred by experts for the preparation of an expert opinion on possible structural measures, for example with regard to statics or cost estimates.

If the conversion costs exceed EUR 4,000, you will have to pay the amount above.

Please submit the application for a subsidy for measures to improve the living environment to your long-term care insurance fund before the start of the conversion measure.
If the long-term care insurance fund is unable to decide on the application within 3 weeks, or within 5 weeks if the medical service is involved, it must inform the applicant in good time, stating the reasons. If there is no notification of a sufficient reason, the service shall be deemed to have been approved after expiry of the period

It usually takes about 2 to 8 business days to process.
For quick processing and decision-making, your long-term care insurance fund must have the necessary information and, if necessary, the necessary documents in a complete and meaningful manner.
The long-term care insurance fund decides on applications in a timely manner.
Please note that the stated processing time is an average value of all long-term care insurance funds. It may vary in individual cases.
The exact processing time also depends on the complexity of the individual case and can be extended accordingly. The same applies if documents or records are sent by post to you or your long-term care insurance fund.
If necessary, the medical service must be involved. This requires an additional 5 weeks to process your request.

Forms: yes

Online procedure possible: Many long-term care insurance companies offer an online procedure.

Written form required: yes

Personal appearance required: no

In order to receive a subsidy for measures to improve the living environment, you must submit an application to your local long-term care insurance fund. This is affiliated with your statutory health insurance company, you can use the same contact details.

  • It is helpful if you seek care advice before applying. They will also support you in the application process.
  • Check with your long-term care insurance fund about the exact procedure and whether there is an application form.
  • You can apply for a subsidy for measures to improve the living environment, for example, by post and - in the case of many long-term care insurance funds - hand it in personally at the office or submit it online.
  • The long-term care insurance fund examines the application. It may only cover costs that are necessary and economical.
  • Wait for the decision of the long-term care insurance fund before you start with the adaptation or conversion measure. You must clarify any questions of tenancy law on your own responsibility and, if necessary, obtain the consent of the landlord.
  • When the measure has been completed and the costs incurred can be substantiated, for example by a craftsman's invoice, the long-term care insurance fund will transfer the subsidy to you.

Evaluation is the responsibility of the service providers.

Federal Ministry of Health

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