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THE RIGHT TO CASH COMPENSATION FOR ASSISTANCE AND CARE OF OTHER PERSON

The right to cash compensation for assistance and care of other person belongs to an insured person or a pension beneficiary for whom, due to the nature and severity of the injury or illness, assistance and care of other person is necessary for meeting basic needs of everyday life.

A need for assistance and care of other person exists when an insured person or a pension beneficiary cannot walk, if due to the severity and nature of permanent diseases or due to a sickness cannot move without help, cannot take food, put on or take off the clothes, or if an insured person or a pension beneficiary is blind.

In order to exercise this right, the following should be enclosed with the application:

  • Original of the medical documentation on the existence of a need for assistance and care of other person, issued by a specialist
  • Personal ID card photocopy
  • The title and address of the institution of social protection for placing elderly persons, if the person submitting the application is placed with such an institution

In cases when the person submitting the application is an insured person, the following documentation should also be enclosed:

  • Work book – a certified photocopy
  • Certificate of self-employment to be issued by the competent institution
  • Notification of the work injury, in cases when need for assistance and care of other person is resulting from a work injury
  • Proof of an already exercised right with another institution.
 
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