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Old 06.04.2011, 21:06
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hildren care - eventual care compensation

Example: say I am a mother who has been taking care of a sick child (diabetes) for the whole life,meaning since he/she was a baby to his adult age .The question: as a mother do I have the right for some sort of financial compensation and if so which institution in Swizerlad do I have to refer to?

PS: to mention, recently he is in his adult now and need less care now if at all,however I'm talking about period of life when he needed care.

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Old 06.04.2011, 21:19
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Re: hildren care - eventual care compensation

I don't think so - if you are working and earning in Switzerland then you get a tax deduction for children (but not specifically diabetes), health insurance which covers around 90% of medical costs and diabetes supplies.

In Australia, where I come from, we get subsidised medical care, almost free prescriptions and a small social security payment for health reasons for our son.

If you were unable to work because of your child's health problem, then I can imagine that you might qualify for some sort of social security payment in Switzerland, but my son has Type 1 diabetes and my husband and I both work, and our son's school are *very* supportive of him and his special medical needs, and otherwise the only break we get each year is if he goes to diabetes camp with the diabetes association...which is subsidised (costs us annual membership 70chf plus 300chf for a week long residential camp staffed by volunteers including medical staff).
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Old 06.04.2011, 21:31
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Re: hildren care - eventual care compensation

Yes you get a Betreuungsgutschrift from your social insurance institution. In Zurich it will be the Sozialversicherungsanstalt - SVA, www.svazurich.ch

My mother got something. But you have to check how it is in a parent/child relationship.

The amount is not paid out in cash, but is calculated towards your AHV.

Sorry to give a somewhat unfinished answer, but I'm sure SVA knows more.

If need be: http://www.siggschwarz.ch/ probably also know one or two things about it.
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Re: hildren care - eventual care compensation

We get the Familienzulagen on the primary earner's income each month, but I think it's just a standard amount per child, not specific to diabetes...

If there is any other subsidy specific to children with diabetes, I'd be interested, the 10% gap on our son's health insurance costs us between 50-100chf a month.

To be honest, though, I'm just glad that:
a) he gets to see the world's top endocrinologist under the standard swiss health care 'basic' cover.
b) we can afford the 'gap' whatever it is...
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Example: say I am a mother who has been taking care of a sick child (diabetes) for the whole life,meaning since he/she was a baby to his adult age .The question: as a mother do I have the right for some sort of financial compensation and if so which institution in Swizerlad do I have to refer to?

PS: to mention, recently he is in his adult now and need less care now if at all,however I'm talking about period of life when he needed care.
Just wanting to seek clarification, but your profile states you are living in Croatia so why, when your child is now an adult, are you seeking compensation from Switzerland?
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Re: hildren care - eventual care compensation

My case, I take care of my sick mother and get some benefit per month from security insurance. I was thinking in Switzerland might be the same with care for children with disabilities.
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Just wanting to seek clarification, but your profile states you are living in Croatia so why, when your child is now an adult, are you seeking compensation from Switzerland?
Not seeking for myself, it is for friend and her child.
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