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Applying for short-term care for people with long-term care insurance

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you are in need of care and cannot be cared for temporarily at home, you have the option of being cared for in a care facility for a short period of time.

If you are temporarily unable to receive care at home, you can be admitted to a fully inpatient care facility for a short period of time.

Short-term care is possible, for example

  • if the person caring for you at home is ill or
  • your home needs to be adapted to home care through conversion measures.
  • for a transitional period following inpatient hospital treatment of the person in need of care.

The long-term care insurance fund pays for up to 8 weeks of inpatient short-term care per calendar year.

The long-term care insurance fund covers the care-related expenses, including the costs of care and the costs of medical treatment services of up to EUR 1,612 per calendar year. This amount can be increased by up to EUR 1,612 from unused substitute care funds to a total of EUR 3,224. (Status: 2021)

You can combine short-term care with substitute care funds that have not yet been used. In addition, the relief amount can also be used to finance the costs of accommodation and meals, for example. Replacement care takes place at home, while short-term care is not possible in your own home.

Short-term care is usually provided in an approved facility. You can obtain an overview from your care insurance fund. In addition, short-term care can also be provided in facilities that are not licensed to provide nursing care if your carer is undergoing preventive care or rehabilitation in this facility or nearby.

During short-term care, you will continue to receive half of the care allowance previously paid. The full care allowance is paid for the first and last day.


Process flow

You can submit your application for short-term care by post, for example, or - with many long-term care insurance funds - in person at the office or online.

  • Submit the application for short-term care to your care insurance fund. If you are unable to do this yourself, you can authorize someone in writing.
  • The care insurance fund will check your application and inform you of the result.
  • Ask the care insurance fund or a care advice center about suitable facilities for short-term care and the costs.
  • The care insurance fund usually settles the costs directly with the facility.
Requirements
  • You are temporarily unable to be cared for at home.
  • You have care level 2, 3, 4 or 5.
    • If you only have care level 1, you can apply for the relief amount.
Which documents are required?
  • If applicable: Power of attorney, guardian's certificate
  • Notification from the long-term care insurance fund about the determination of the degree of care (expert opinion from the medical service of the long-term care insurance)
  • If applicable: medical documents
  • If applicable: certificate of severe disability
  • Proof of health and long-term care insurance

Depending on the care insurance fund, further documents may be required. Please contact your care insurance fund for more information.

What are the fees?

You do not have to pay anything for the application.

The care insurance fund pays for care services for short-term care. You pay for your own accommodation, meals and travel costs for short-term care. If the relief contribution has not yet been used up, these personal contributions can be reimbursed.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You do not have to observe any deadlines.

Processing duration

Processing normally takes about 2 working days.

In order to process and decide quickly, your long-term care insurance fund must have the necessary information and any required documents in a complete and meaningful form.

The long-term care insurance fund decides on applications promptly.
Please note that the processing time stated is an average value for 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 may be longer. The same applies if documents or records are sent to you or your long-term care insurance fund by post.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Contradiction
  • Action before the social court
Applications / forms

- Forms: yes

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

- Written form required: yes

- Personal appearance necessary: no

Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Health

Professionally released on

22.11.2021

Teaser

If you are in need of care and cannot be cared for temporarily at home, you have the option of being cared for in a care facility for a short period of time.

Process flow

You can submit your application for short-term care by post, for example, or - with many long-term care insurance funds - in person at the office or online.

  • Submit the application for short-term care to your care insurance fund. If you are unable to do this yourself, you can authorize someone in writing.
  • The care insurance fund will check your application and inform you of the result.
  • Ask the care insurance fund or a care advice center about suitable facilities for short-term care and the costs.
  • The care insurance fund usually settles the costs directly with the facility.

Requirements

  • You are temporarily unable to be cared for at home.
  • You have care level 2, 3, 4 or 5.
    • If you only have care level 1, you can apply for the relief amount.

Which documents are required?

  • If applicable: Power of attorney, guardian's certificate
  • Notification from the long-term care insurance fund about the determination of the degree of care (expert opinion from the medical service of the long-term care insurance)
  • If applicable: medical documents
  • If applicable: certificate of severe disability
  • Proof of health and long-term care insurance

Depending on the care insurance fund, further documents may be required. Please contact your care insurance fund for more information.

What are the fees?

You do not have to pay anything for the application.

The care insurance fund pays for care services for short-term care. You pay for your own accommodation, meals and travel costs for short-term care. If the relief contribution has not yet been used up, these personal contributions can be reimbursed.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You do not have to observe any deadlines.

Processing duration

Processing normally takes about 2 working days.

In order to process and decide quickly, your long-term care insurance fund must have the necessary information and any required documents in a complete and meaningful form.

The long-term care insurance fund decides on applications promptly.
Please note that the processing time stated is an average value for 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 may be longer. The same applies if documents or records are sent to you or your long-term care insurance fund by post.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Contradiction
  • Action before the social court

Applications / forms

- Forms: yes

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

- Written form required: yes

- Personal appearance necessary: no

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Health

Professionally released on

22.11.2021

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