Fixed allowance palliative care
Because chronically ill people have high expenses, there are various fixed allowances that they can accumulate, including for palliative care.
The palliative care fixed allowance:
- is a reimbursement of the costs for medication, care and aids required for home care of palliative patients;
- is not linked to a co-payment condition;
- amounts to EUR 801,23 from 1 January 2024;
- is awarded for one month;
- can be combined with the healthcare fixed allowance, PVS fixed allowance and incontinence fixed allowance.
Patients who qualify for the palliative fixed allowance are also entitled to full reimbursement of the co-payment for home visits by the general practitioner, physiotherapist and home nurse.
Palliative patients who do not qualify for the fixed allowance also receive an exemption from co-payments in some cases.
Your doctor will provide you with a form
The GP sends an application form to the CM's advising doctor. CM must receive this form before the date of death.
You will receive your refund
CM will make the reimbursement immediately after notification to the consulting physician.
- Being cared for at home and wanting to stay at home during the terminal phase.
- Suffering from an irreversible condition that is developing unfavorably, where therapies and rehabilitation no longer have any influence and death is expected in a relatively short time.
- Need permanent support and supervision, medicines, aids or psychosocial assistance, supervision or daily care by a nurse.
- Not being admitted to a care facility (general or psychiatric hospital, rest and care home (RVT), rest home for the elderly (ROB), psychiatric care home (PVT), sheltered living initiative, certain rehabilitation centers).
- There is no right to the palliative fixed allowance sum when staying in a care facility for which the health insurance provides reimbursement (see 'conditions').
- The fixed allowance can be awarded a second time if the patient continues to meet the conditions after the first thirty days.
- The amount remains fully acquired, even if the patient dies within thirty days.