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May cash gifts be credited?

My husband lives newly in the home for the aged, and now also rely on the supplementary benefits . He has for years been a patron of the arts, you shall pay hi

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May cash gifts be credited?

My husband lives newly in the home for the aged, and now also rely on the supplementary benefits . He has for years been a patron of the arts, you shall pay him each month, an amount on account as appreciation for his life's work. There are less than 500 francs. Now the EL authority wants to charge him the regular Boost revenue, although it is a voluntary and terminable at any time gift. Thus, the amount can be improved for the personal expenses of my husband a little. Is it correct that the EL authority to do so?

Yes, it is. In the calculation of the supplementary benefits (EL) are, in principle, all recurrent to take account of benefits as income.

In the case of the EL there is so-called means-tested benefits for pensioners. As the term says, they are only if you can demonstrate a need. This is not to cover the case when you yourself have enough funds, the recognised expenses – such as cost of care in the home.

As a revenue from donations should be from private page count. Only if they have an explicit care character, so if you are meant to alleviate the need of a Person may not consider the EL-authority such contributions.

As you write, your man been for some time a monthly Boost of a third person. This he does not get but, apparently, because he is financially dependent, but as an appreciation for his work. The payments thus have no care character, which is why the EL-authority may charge. The patron should stop their donations at some point, may request her husband immediately for an adjustment of the EL.

Andrea Fischer answered your questions to the employment law, consumer law, social security law and family law. Send them to geldundrecht@tamedia.ch

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 20.05.2019, 12:31 PM

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