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Changes to the social rehabilitation system from September 2017

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From this September, changes to the social rehabilitation system will take effect, reallocating a higher percentage of finances from the housing and transportation budget line into the one of service provision.
Respective to said changes, the kilometre rate for compensation for travel expenses will be reduced from 0.2 Euros to 0.1 Euros, and travel expenses of a person appointed to receive the rehabilitation service and person accompanying them will be reimbursed for the amount of 41.55 Euros per year. In addition, the limit for compensation for accommodation expenses of a person accompanying a child under the age of 16 will also be changed. The new maximum rate is 76 per cent (91.09 Euros) of the limit of accommodation expenses of an entitled person (119.85 Euros).

The changes aim to assist persons entitled to receive rehabilitation services with accessing such services in their local rehabilitation facilities and, in addition, to reallocate free budgetary resources created by the changes into an effort to reduce the rehabilitation queues for adults.

Such changes will save around 80,000 Euros this first year and around 260,000 Euros in the following year. Additional information regarding social rehabilitation services can be acquired on the homepage of the Social Insurance Board.