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LMP: HOME-CARE SUBSIDIES SHOULD BE DIAGNOSIS-BASED

 

Parents of children diagnosed with chronic illness or disability should be automatically eligible for home-care subsidies, the opposition LMP party said. From this year on, home caregivers of severely disabled children or children suffering from a debilitating illness are eligible to receive 100,000 forints per month, irrespective of the child’s age. LMP lawmaker Péter Ungár said that a review of those eligible for the subsidy is underway. The point-based system used for the review, however, is “not going to give answers for individual life situations”, he said. Ungár proposed that eligibility be based on a list of diagnoses which would allow families to avail themselves of the subsidy automatically. Chronically ill children have already been examined by a body of experts, the ministry review is “unnecessary spending”, he said.