Health policy: Children of people in need of care should be relieved
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Berlin (dpa) - Children need care parents are financially relieved. This provides for the Relatives Relief Law, which is to be decided today in the Federal Cabinet.
If the nurse's money and long-term care insurance funds are insufficient, the children can be asked to pay for the benefits. However, this should only be possible from an annual gross income of 100,000 euros.
This discharge was "long overdue," said Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD) the newspapers of the Funke media group. The Social Union VdK welcomed the law because it helps the elderly from a difficult situation, as President Verena Bentele explained in the Funke newspapers. "They do not go to the home, even though they can not be sufficiently cared for at home, so their children will not be burdened."
The municipalities, however, fear burdens worth billions and insist on the solidarity principle of the social assistance law. Gerd Landsberg, the chief executive of the city council, told the papers: "It is fundamentally reasonable for children and parents to stand up for one another. That should not be shaken. "
Heil said, "We also improve the self-determined lives of people with disabilities. In the future, we will finance supplementary and independent participation advice permanently and with more money. In addition, we make it easier for people with disabilities to gain on-the-job training through the new education budget. »