37 – Assistance for nursing care from the district authorities

Fact sheet no. 37

Persons who need care because of their health status, but do not have the necessary funds to pay for the care (because no entitlement to care insurance benefits exists or because the benefits of the care fund are not sufficient), can claim for “assistance for health care” pursuant to SGB XII at the district authority.

This applies to both out-patient help in the home, for day-care assistance in a day care facility or short-term care, as well as for residential care in nursing homes.