Care allowances for disabled people

Care allowance for disabled people

In all the Nordic countries, families may receive financial support from the public authorities to cover expenses associated with caring for a physically or mentally disabled child in the home. The rules vary somewhat from country to country, but all the schemes have identical aims i.e., to make it financially possible for a family to care for a child at home by covering extra expenses related to the child’s disability.

Adults with reduced capabilities who live in their own homes are also entitled to subsidies. The rules governing this differ slightly from country to country. Support may be granted for technical aids needed to enable the individual concerned to carry out a trade, ameliorate his or her condition, or carry out day-to-day activities in the home.

In several of the countries, subsidies may be granted for the purchase and/or maintenance of a car or other vehicle.