BILD clarifies questions from readers: How do I get care leave as an employee?

Caring for relatives – a huge issue in Germany. BILD would like to support you, dear readers: Ask us your care question, our experts will answer. What do you want to know? Send your question with a photo of yourself or the question in a mobile phone video of yourself by email to: [email protected]

There is a lot to consider when it comes to this topic: What grants do I get for renovating my house or apartment? How do I find a reliable caregiver for my mother or father? What is the difference between a Christian home and a state home?

A hot topic: care leave for relatives. Hardly anyone knows this possibility.
BILD explains. A care leave (or more correctly a care leave, because it is not a vacation leave) is a short-term absence from work for care.

What does it mean exactly?

Care leave can be taken overnight in order to be able to care for a relative at short notice.

However, this can also be taken as a vacation with those in need of care: If you look for special offers, everyone involved can recharge their batteries during this time.

There is a fundamental right to compensation for the lost salary. Then the replacement is paid as care allowance. It amounts to 90% of the lost net earnings.

Where do I apply for my care leave?
At the same time with the employer and with the health insurance company. There are no specific deadlines.

What is your question? What is unclear to you? Write to us and send us a photo or ask your question in the video to [email protected] or via WhatsApp to the number: 0171-959 22 11. Very important: Be sure to give your telephone number for any queries


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