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SKL: Compensation for unaccompanied is not enough
"SKL: Compensation for unaccompanied is not enough"

"the Compensation to municipalities for receiving unaccompanied children and young people is not enough. According to the Swedish association of local authorities and regions (SALAR) are a billion dollars a year that is not covered by the state and the municipalities themselves may stand for."

"the SALAR, together with a large number of municipalities, analyzed how gymnasielagen and the new compensation system, which came into force in July 2017, the affected municipalities."

"the Conclusion is that it brought about the economic consequences, not least for smaller municipalities that have received many refugees."

"– The regulation that exist today are not sufficient to cover the costs which the municipalities have. We see that quite a lot of young people need the help of the municipalities in different ways, " says Lena Micko."

"SKL points in several areas, that means big expenses for municipalities that are not covered by the reimbursement from the government."

"– That is, for example, financial support or psychosocial interventions. It can also be a qualified health care that young people need, depending on what you have been through, and it is not covered by the stencil, " says Micko."

"According to the SKL, there is a gap between the legislation and the responsibility that each individual municipality has for the persons it will accept."

"– the Municipalities under the social services act the ultimate responsibility when someone is in distress and it will be the municipalities who enter. But this is a consequence of a national law and a national responsibility, says hi."

"want, Above all, the SALAR see a higher flat-rate compensation for the unaccompanied minor between the ages of 18-20 years, which today stands at 750 per day."

"– You should change this regulation and to ensure that the municipalities receive compensation for both particularly costly care, and to raise the flat-rate payment to 1 000 sek, says Lena Micko, and continues:"

"– Even if we have a different immigration today and the reception of refugees, municipalities are responsible for this to go well."

"the SALAR to, among other things:"

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