The Trend in the Number of Care Allowance Beneficiaries in the Czech Republic in 2007-2021


Ladislav Průša
Demografie, 64(4): 327–334


A new law on social services was adopted 15 years ago that significantly changed the system used to finance these services. A care allowance was designed that is paid to persons who, due to a long-term adverse health condition, need the help of another person in taking care of themselves and ensuring their own self-sufficiency. The aim of this contribution is to characterise the trend in the number of recipients of this social benefit in the years 2007–2021, and to compare this trend with projection data on care allowance recipients and outline the possibilities of further development in this area.

social services, care allowance, COVID–19

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