Munich - In Bavaria, more than 100,000 people have applied for the Bavarian state care allowance in the past two months. Bavaria's Minister of Health Melanie Huml (CSU) and Bavaria's Minister of Finance Albert Füracker (CSU) announced this today. With the state care allowance, the state government supports people in need of care with an annual amount of 1,000 euros.
Huml pointed out that the state care allowance is part of the extensive care package that the state government decided in May. This also includes five million euro program for at least 500 new places for short-term care in Bavaria. Home carers would be relieved noticeably through increased opportunities to give relatives in short-term care, said Huml. This also helps people in need of care stay in their home environment for as long as possible.
Huml also emphasized that the Bavarian state care allowance is "paid out undiminished in the full amount of 1,000 euros annually to all entitled". There will be no credit for help with care. Füracker emphasized that they are "on the right track".
This will be given to people in need of care who have their main residence in Bavaria and have at least care level 2. The cost of the new state care allowance will be around 400 million euros year.