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Applying for domestic help for people with health insurance

Description

As a person with health insurance, you will receive domestic help if you cannot manage the household alone in the event of illness, for example if you cannot go shopping or cook yourself. However, only if there is no other person living in the same household who can support you. For example:

  • in case of severe illness
  • in outpatient therapy
  • after a hospital stay
  • an outpatient operation
  • chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • if there is a child living in the household who has not yet reached the age of twelve at the beginning of the domestic help or who is disabled and dependent on help

Your health insurance company decides whether you are entitled to domestic help.

If the household is continued via relatives (up to the 2nd degree), the health insurance company cannot pay any remuneration. However, travel expenses and loss of earnings can be taken into account and up to a certain extent covered by health insurance.

Health insurance companies provide domestic help on medical orders if:

  • no one in the household can take on the task;
  • im household lives a child under the age of 12 or a child with a disability who is in need of help
  • You must first submit an application for domestic help to your health insurance company.
  • The need must be confirmed in writing by the treated doctor.
  • If the health insurance company agrees, you can find yourself a domestic help.
  • The person in the household is insured in the statutory health insurance
  • No other person living in the household can take over the housekeeping
  • Living in the household
  • a child under the age of 12, or
  • a child with a disability who is in need of help

In case of pregnancy:

medical certificate with the following information:

  • the expected date of birth
  • the day of delivery
  • the expected duration of the hospital stay

In case of illness: medical certificate of the expected duration of the hospital stay

Further information can be obtained from your health insurance company.

Between 5 and 10 Euro surcharge per day. An exception applies to domestic helpers on the occasion of pregnancy and childbirth. Here the additional payment is omitted.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

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