Allowance for the family of a disabled child

In Estonia, both the state and the local government are responsible for supporting the family of a disabled child. While the state aid is the same all over Estonia, local government services may vary in different regions. This may depend on the capacity of the local government, but also on the fact that a local government may not yet have had the need to develop services required by a child with special needs. You can get the most detailed overview of what is available from the social or child protection worker of your local government.

As a family raising a disabled child incurs various additional costs, the state has established relevant social benefits for families to ensure them the ability to cope as independently as possible and equal opportunities for study and work. The family of a disabled child covers additional expenses for technical aids and care products, medicines, transport, study, etc. Unfortunately, in most cases the benefits only cover the expenses partially.

Illustratsioon: kolm meest panevad suuri paberrahasid suurde rahakotti.