Parents of children diagnosed with chronic illness or disability should be automatically eligible for home-care subsidies, the opposition LMP party said on Monday.
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 Peter Ungár told a press conference 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.