What other benefits can I claim with carers allowance?

What other benefits can I claim with carers allowance?

Financial assistance for caregivers of dependent persons in Colombia.

In order to receive the amount of this benefit, it must be declared that the beneficiary has accredited by any means valid in law that since the beginning of the procedure for the recognition of the situation of dependency and access to the benefits of the system:

(a) Be being cared for by means of care in the family environment by a caregiver who meets the requirements set forth in the following section on Requirements for non-professional caregivers.

c) Meet the appropriate conditions of cohabitation in accordance with article 14.4 of Law 39/2006, of December 14, on the Promotion of Personal Autonomy and Care for Persons in a Situation of Dependency.

a) Family caregivers: spouse or person with an analogous relationship to the spousal relationship, son or daughter, father or mother, as well as foster fathers and mothers and relatives by blood or affinity up to the fourth degree.

b) Non-family caregivers: Those persons accredited as suitable in the corresponding social environment report. For the corresponding purposes, the corresponding employment contract must be formalized in accordance with the legislation in force at any given time.

What is the financial benefit for care in the family environment and support for non-professional caregivers?

Financial benefit intended for the person in a situation of dependency to be cared for by non-professional caregivers in their environment …. That the attention and care provided by the non-professional caregiver are adapted to the needs of the dependent person, depending on the degree of dependency.

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What is the economic benefit for care in the family environment?

This is an exceptional economic amount, the purpose of which is to contribute to the expenses derived from the care of the person in a situation of dependency at home.

How much does a non-professional caregiver earn in 2021?

The price of a caregiver for the elderly in 2021 has risen to €965 following the €15 rise in the Minimum Interprofessional Wage -SMI- (an increase of 1.6%). All this after the failed attempt of the government to equalize the increase of the SMI for 2021 with the CPI.

Requirements to apply for non-professional caregiver

The economic benefit for care in the family environment and support for non-professional caregivers is recognized, on an exceptional basis, in order to contribute to the coverage of the expenses derived from the care provided, when a dependent person is being cared for by someone in his or her family or affective environment and has been doing so continuously over time. In addition, certain requirements for access to the benefit must be met, which affect the home and the caregiver.

The amount of the benefit will be determined by applying a coefficient calculated according to the economic capacity of the dependent person. In determining the amount, the hourly dedication of the care, whether it is full, half or partial, will also be taken into account.

How much does a non-professional caregiver pay into Social Security?

According to the Social Security, the minimum base currently in force is €1050 per month, for which the state is willing to pay this amount. If this rate is exceeded, the non-professional caregiver must pay the difference.

How much will the Dependency Law increase in 2021?

We increased by 13.8% the economic aid for people in a situation of dependency.

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How to get paid for taking care of a family member?

In order to obtain or at least be eligible for the payment for caring for a family member, it is necessary to go to the corresponding body of the Autonomous Community for the review of the degree of recognition of the family member’s dependency status.

Aid for caregivers of the elderly 2021

Since April 1, non-professional caregivers of beneficiaries of the Dependency Law can sign a special agreement with the Social Security without having to pay their own contributions, as had been the case since 2013. From now on, the social contributions of these agreements, including those that were already in force, are paid by the General State Administration and do not generate any cost to the non-professional caregiver.

This is in compliance with Royal Decree-Law 6/2019, of March 1, on urgent measures to guarantee equal treatment and opportunities between women and men in employment and occupation. Once validated in the Congress of Deputies, this Royal Decree recovers in its entirety the special agreement already provided for in Royal Decree 615/2007 regulating Social Security for caregivers of dependent persons.

Royal Decree 20/2012 modified the nature of this agreement, so that since January 1, 2013 it has been the caregiver who has had to be exclusively responsible for his or her contributions if he or she wanted to continue to maintain his or her relationship with the Social Security.

How long does it take to collect the dependency assistance?

The average processing time to resolve a dependency degree assessment file is 432 days according to the latest data collected at the end of 2020.

How much is charged for the Dependency Law?

The benefit is paid to the dependent, not to the caregiver, and currently the maximum amounts are between 387 euros for the most severe dependents, and 153 euros for moderate dependents. These amounts will increase this year 2021, since the Government has increased the budget allocated to Dependency.

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How much does a non-professional caregiver charge 2020?

Grade I (moderate dependency): up to 153 euros per month. Grade II (severe dependency): up to 268.79 euros per month. Grade III (high dependency): up to 387.64 euros per month.

Pensions for caregivers

In what is known as the Dependency Law, Law 39/2006, of December 14, 2006, on the promotion of personal autonomy and care for dependent persons, the right to receive an allowance for caring for a family member is recognized. When we talk about this family assistance, we refer to the economic benefit for care in the family environment and support to non-professional caregivers, developed in Article 18 of the aforementioned Law.

The definition of Dependency in Law 39/2006, of December 14, 2006, on the Promotion of Personal Autonomy and Care for Dependent Persons is: “the permanent state of those persons who, for reasons derived from age, illness or disability, and linked to the lack or loss of physical, mental, intellectual or sensory autonomy, require the attention of another person or persons or significant assistance to perform basic activities of daily living or, in the case of persons with intellectual disabilities or mental illness, other support for their personal autonomy”.