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The commission's proposals: Personal assistance for children should be replaced

– There can be elements in the inquiry that can be used to correct the situation for those who have already lost their allowance, but basically, I think the document should be in the bin, " says the Liberal funktionspolitiske spokesperson Bengt Eliasson.

in 2016 it was to see over the rapidly increasing cost of assistance under the Act concerning support and service for certain disabled persons, LSS.

During the time, however, the requirement in proposed savings has been removed, partly due to new applications of social Insurance, which has led to support in some quarters had been withdrawn.

– the Mission has not been about savings but about using the resources that already exist in a more efficient way. No one who has LSS efforts today would be without the support, " says the investigator Gunilla Malmborg.

the material that leaked in the past has still been the subject of much criticism, including from associations for the disabled.

Read more: ”LSS-the commission's proposals a major blow against the disabled.”

When the investigation was handed over to the government at a press conference on Thursday were also the most criticised proposal left behind: children under 16 years of age, and persons with mental disabilities, should no longer be covered by the compensation for personal assistance. Instead, municipalities must take over responsibility for their support.

According to Gunilla Malmborg, the new system is meant to create better conditions for transparency, monitoring and quality assurance.

" I think it will be a better and safer support for the children. There will also be wider, will cover more people and, secondly, it is also addressed to the whole family, that parents and siblings can cope with their daily lives, " she said at the press conference.

should look like was not. The politicians believe, however, that only the fact that the support is moved over to the municipalities is problematic.

– It creates a legal uncertainty which is totally unacceptable, when the support will be dependent on what municipality you live in, say, the Conservatives social policy spokesperson Camilla Waltersson Grönvall.

" It feels very unclear and opens up for different interpretations, says Carina Ståhl Herrstedt, member of parliament for The sweden democrats.

" It is absolutely insane. Personal assistance is all about having a person present that sees the whole picture, and to be able to have power over his own life. What other action could replace it? It is not possible, " says Maj Karlsson, Swedish socialpolitiske spokesperson.

the proposal to introduce a flat-rate existing personal assistance, and about 15 hours a week for ”personal needs”, which you then have to apply to get elevated.

More positive noises about the proposal that the state should take over the responsibility for all the personal assistance, instead of sharing principal responsibility with the municipalities. It also means that the impugned requirement to be able to show a need of at least 20 assistanstimmar per week for the social Insurance agency will be discontinued.

According to the politicians, however, there are still many questions about how the new assessments of homes, as well as several other issues, should look like.

set up the inquiry, will now sit down and read through the investigation open-ended, says ex-mp and vice-chairman of the committee on health and welfare Kristina Nilsson (S).

the Proposals must be analysed very carefully and then you have to have a discussion with all parties involved. It is clear in all cases that the social democrats will never participate in anything that degrades the LSS-aid, " she says.

Åsa Lindhagen (MP), member of parliament in the committee on health and welfare, is of the same opinion.

"I am glad that there is a large consensus across party lines about the importance of a functioning of the LSS and that the law needs to be improved as soon as possible," she adds.

that the changes shall enter into force on the first of January, 2022.

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