Status: 27.09.2023, 14:00 p.m.
Applying for social benefits is often not easy for people with disabilities, people in need of care and family caregivers. In Freising, a regular consultation day on the topic is intended to help. Symbolic image © dpa
The bureaucracy is enormous when it comes to receiving social benefits. The district of Upper Bavaria now offers a regular consultation day in Freising especially for this purpose.
Freising – How do my parents pay for their inpatient care if their income and assets are insufficient? Is there support for funding a 24-hour caregiver? I need an assistant in everyday life. Can I apply for this from the district? These are just a few examples of a multitude of questions that Judith Falk answers at the weekly consultation day of the district of Upper Bavaria in Freising. Here, the employee of the district talks about her task.
Ms. Falk, who is the consultation day on social benefits aimed at?
The consultation day is a free counselling service close to home. Once a week, we are available to citizens for personal discussions in the on-site consultation at the Freising care base. In doing so, we not only provide information about services for people with disabilities or about help with care for people in need of care. We also provide support in filling out applications and forms and help to find the right contact persons in the district of Upper Bavaria.
Offers a weekly consultation day of the district of Upper Bavaria in Freising: Judith Falk. © District
How is the counselling service received by citizens?
We receive very positive feedback. For many people, it is important to clarify their questions and concerns in a personal conversation without having to make the often long journey to Munich. Overall, word is getting around more and more about the offer of on-site advice in the district of Freising.
What is particularly important to you in personal counselling?
It is particularly important to me to create certainty and clarity with regard to social law claims and to convey complex issues in an understandable way. With this information, those seeking advice can ultimately make independent decisions and find the right form of support.
Jungheinrich is allowed to expand: Global corporation prefers Moosburg to Paris
"Everything done wrong": 3rd mayor criticizes planned giant parking lot in Moosburg
The dream of having his own parish association has come true for Pastor Richard Greul
Seriously meant or "election campaign blah-blah?" - Herrmann's runway statement causes a stir
"Squeezed together like oil sardines": New accommodation for refugees in Moosburg controversial
Fancy a voyage of discovery?
People come to you with a wide variety of concerns. Please give us a few examples of where you could help.
Many citizens have questions when they themselves or relatives move into a nursing home and their own financial resources are insufficient. It is also often not known that the district of Upper Bavaria can contribute to the costs of home care if necessary. When it comes to the organization of care, we work closely with the Freising care support point and other counseling centers in the district.
(By the way: Everything from the region is now also available in our regular Freising newsletter.)
What other concerns do you reach?
Since the district of Upper Bavaria is also the provider of integration assistance, we support all people with disabilities. Parents often come to us who would like to apply for special support or whose child would like to live more independently in adulthood. Our counselling service is also sought after by people with disabilities who need support in independent living, mobility and the implementation of their wishes in their leisure activities.
Is there a topic that is particularly often in demand?
Yes, inpatient care is our most frequently requested concern. When it comes to moving to a nursing home, people are usually confronted with the issue of social assistance for the first time in their lives. This creates uncertainties as to whether partners or adult children will also have to step in financially. In a personal conversation, many questions can usually be clarified before the application is submitted, for example if real estate is available or has been given away.
When and where can citizens reach you?
I advise every Thursday from 10 a.m. at the Freising care center at Münchner Straße 4 in Freising. To make an appointment, but also to clarify important questions in advance, I can be reached from Monday to Friday at (089) 21 982 10 65 and by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ft
You can find even more up-to-date news from the district of Freising on Merkur.de/Freising.