Person related budget for care at home
If you need care at home because of sickness, (partial) invalidity or old age, you will get care based on de AWBZ (the Algemene Wet Bijzondere Ziektekosten). You can get this type of care by having a nurse or care at home or by getting care from a care institution. However, you can also utilize the budget to hire care at home. In Dutch this budget is called the Persoonsgebonden Budget (PGB).
Smiling Faces mediates foreign and Dutch caregivers. Our foreign caregivers work for a lower rate than Dutch caregivers. This is a huge advantage for you, because you can then hire and use more care at home with your PGB.
How to solicit the Persoonsgebonden Budget
Do you need care at home? Please contact the “zorgloket” at your municipality. The “zorgloket” determines whether you meet the requirements to get care at home. In many cases the municipality will contact the Centrum Indicatiestelling Zorg (CIZ). You will be eligible for PGB once the CIZ gives an indication that you meet the requirements. Budgetholders can issue a request by the SVB, so that they (the SVB) can take over the income administration.
Live-in caregivers: their influence on your care benefit
We provide live-in caregivers. They need to be registered in the GBA. If you receive financial help from the government, having a live-in caregiver will have influence on the amount of budget you receive. However, if you have an UWV benefit, it will not have any influence on the amount you receive. Having a live-in caregiver can also have influence on your extra rental allowance, not your care allowance. If you are single, you will have to pay more municipal tax. A live-in caregiver cannot be viewed as a partner, so if you have a WMO budget the municipality may not reduce that budget. This rule stands for every municipality in the Netherlands.