Disabled Child Care Benefit

The benefit is not granted to persons who have received a temporary residence permit.

The benefit is granted to one of the child’s parents or a guardian who takes cares of the disabled child for whom the State Medical Commission for Expert-Examinations of Health and Working Ability has determined disability and has issued an opinion on the necessity for special care.

The payment of the disabled child care benefit is terminated:

  • when the time period for which the invalidity and the necessity for special care have been specified ends;
  • when the child reaches the age of 18 years.

The benefit is granted in accordance with Section 7of the Law on State Social Allowances and the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 1607 “Regulations Regarding the Amount of the Disabled Child Care Benefit, the Procedures for the Review Thereof, and the Procedures for Granting and Payment of the Benefit” as of 22 December 2009.

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 forms in the webpage of the State Social Insurance Agency www.vsaa.gov.lv can be used or a free text application.

By signing the application, the person requesting the benefit confirms that the information provided in the application is accurate.

Information about the disabled child for whom the opinion on the necessity for special care in relation to serious functional disorders has been issued will be submitted to the SSIA by the State Medical Commission for Expert-Examinations of Health and Working Ability in electronic form.

If the benefit applicant is a guardian then information about establishing of guardianship will be submitted to the SSIA by the orphan’s court that made the decision on establishment of guardianship.

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

From July 1, 2019 the amount of the disabled child care benefit is EUR 313.43 per month.

Until June 30, 2019, the benefit is EUR 213.43 per month.

Time for claiming

The application 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

Decision on granting of the benefit is made within a month after the department of the SSIA has received all the documents and other information necessary to grant the allowance.

Receipt of the benefit

The disabled child care benefit is transferred to the account of the credit institution or the postal account system of the benefit recipient.

Published date: [17.06.2019]