Allowance to the Family State Benefit for a Child with Disabilities

  • one of the child’s parents;
  • guardian or adopter;
  • actual raiser of the child established by the decision of the orphan’s court.

The supplement is not granted to persons who have received the temporary residence permit.

The supplement to the family state benefit for a disabled child is granted in accordance with Paragraph 3, Section 6 of the Law on State Social Allowances and the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 1517 “Regulations Regarding the Amount of the Family State Benefit and the Supplement to the Family State Benefit for a Disabled Child, the Review Procedure Thereof, and the Procedures for Granting and Payment of the Benefit and Supplement”.

Supplement to the family state benefit for a disabled child is granted from the day of establishment of the status of a disabled child until the day when the disabled child reaches the age of 18 years, regardless of the payment of the family state benefit.

The benefits’ claiming rules

Grounds for awarding the benefit:

  • Application for receiving the benefit

An application you can submit in one of the divisions of the State Social Insurance Agency (SSIA):

  • personally or as electronic document, in accordance with the legal regulation of the processing of the electronic documents;
  • sent by post or submit by a notary authorized person’s intermediation;
  • submit in one of the customer service centers of the state or local governments, which have the cooperation agreements with SSIA.

The easiest way to do this by filling in an E-application to the state and local governments’ services portal www.latvija.lv

When applying for the benefit by post or e-mail application form in the webpage of the State Social Insurance Agency www.vsaa.gov.lv can be used or a free text application.

The benefit and supplement applicant attests with a signature that the information provided in the application is true.

Information about a disabled child is submitted to the SSIA by the State Medical Commission for Expert-Examinations of Health and Working Ability in electronic form.

If the applicant for the supplement is a guardian or a person who actually raises the child then the information about establishment of the guardianship or payment of the benefit to a person who actually raises the child is submitted to the SSIA by the orphan’s court that made the decision on establishment of the guardianship or payment of the benefit to the person who actually raises the child.

If the applicant for the benefit and the supplement is an adopter information about confirmation of adoption is submitted to the SSIA by the court.

The benefit may be requested through an authorised person, provided that the representation rights have been granted in accordance with Article 38 Paragraph one of the Administrative Procedure Law. Representation of a natural person shall be drawn up as a notarised power of attorney, or a natural person may authorise his or her representative at the VSAA office, if both the representative and the authorising person are present.

The rates of the benefits

Amount of the supplement to the family state benefit is EUR 106,72.

Time for claiming

The application for granting of the supplement to the family state benefit must be submitted not later than within 6 months from the moment when the right is created. If the benefit is applied for later it is granted only for the previous 6 months prior to the application for the benefit.

Time for decision

The decision on granting of the benefit and the supplement is made within ten days after the department of SSIA has received all documents necessary for granting of the benefit.

Receipt of the benefit

It is transferred to the account of a credit institution or postal account system stated by you.

Published date: [03.12.2017]