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Yes, for care leave for parents of seriously ill children

Who's in charge of nationals, should obtain up to ten days of paid vacation per year, per event to a maximum of three days. Parents of seriously ill children can take up to 14 weeks of care leave. The Parliament has decided.

According to the national Council and the Council of States approved the Federal law on the improvement of the compatibility of employment and family care. He, thus, followed the pre-Advisory social Commission. In the overall vote, it was in the small chamber, no vote against.

With the changes to the law should be employed parents, the sick care for children. On the other hand, there are also for the care of other family members relief.

75 million Swiss francs

parents of seriously ill or after an accident the health of severely impaired children will receive an entitlement to 14 weeks of care leave. The parents may split those days among themselves. The holidays can be obtained within 18 months by the day or by the piece.

Funded by the child-care leave should be on the income compensation regulations (EO). The Federal Council estimates the cost of 75 million Swiss francs in the year. The EO contribution rate must not be increased because of it.

replacement in the workplace

For the care of other family members - family members and life partners and partner - approved by the Parliament up to ten paid days in the year. Per event up to three days should be able to be taken freely.

The cost to the economy by these free days for the care of the Federal Council estimates that there are 90 to 150 million Swiss francs in the year. According to his information, are included in this sum the cost for replacement on-the-job.

care credits

the entitlement to credits for periods of Care for carers will be Extended further. A prerequisite for such credits at least a medium helplessness of the cared-for Person is today. New a recognized claim a care allowance in the case of the AHV, IV, accident insurance or military insurance will suffice.

The AHV arise according to the Federal Council in order that the additional cost of one Million francs in the year. Care credits are now also in the care of Life partners, provided they have been living for at least five years in a joint household.

adjustments to the supplementary benefits

there is A difference between the councils is still. In the case of the supplementary benefits (EL) the Council of States decided silently, with the last EL-Reform in the spring of introduced Mitzinsmaxima to adapt and a guaranteed rent amount for those EL-remuneration trays and recipients to establish in residential communities.

This does not should be ensured that persons with disabilities who live with their parents or in residential communities, change due to financial reasons, your living situation or even in a home have to move, said Commission spokesman Paul Rechsteiner (SP/SG). The template goes back to this difference at the national Council.

Volunteers to relieve the Federal budget

According to the latest Figures of the Federal office for statistics (BFS) to afford to members annually, 80 million hours of unpaid work for the care and maintenance of related persons. You would have to pay for this work, so the bill would amount, according to the Swiss Red cross (SRK) to 3.7 billion Swiss francs.

Because of the demographic development of the society the expenses for the care and attention work, and thus the pressure on the nationals in the next few years. "By the ongoing double burden and the lack of support measures, the risk that the carers become ill themselves," writes the SRK. Here the new law is to begin with the care vacation. (Dec/sda)

Created: 04.12.2019, 10:33 PM

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