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Changes to the MSAH administrative sector

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Publication date 29.12.2006 7.05
Press release -

A range of new measures, reforms and adjustments to the running of the social and health sectors took effect from the start of the year. These cover a wide range of 23 different policy areas They include changes to the system of home-based guarantees, such as parental leave, maintenance assistance and support and home care services.

It includes income support improvements, the institutional care of war veterans and the support services and day activities of people with severe disabilities. In addition, the changes cover sickness insurance and allowances, the healthcare of people working in agriculture and adjustments to various daily allowances and healthcare costs.

Further information on updated procedures and benefits can be found on this site under specific headings.

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