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  1. Estonia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 28.12.2017, 8 of 6 December 2017 "To Amend the laws "On Social Welfare" and "On State Funeral Assistance", as well as other Legal Acts". - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-06 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | EST-2017-L-107084

    In the law "On Social Welfare", rephrases sub-paragraph 2 of Paragraph 55 (Requirements for seller or lessor of technical aid), also supplementing it with new sub-paragraph (2.1). Also makes wording changes in sub-paragraph (5) of Paragraph 131 (Subsistence benefit), sub-paragraph (1) of Paragraph 132 (Application for subsistence benefit). Supplements Paragraph 133 (Bases for calculating subsistence benefit) with new sub-paragraph (11), (6.1), also makes wording changes in other parts of the same paragraph, also rephrases sub-paragraph (4) of Paragraph 134 (Grant and payment of subsistence benefit). Repeals Paragraph 9 of Chapter 3. Supplements Paragraph 142.1 (Data in Social Services and Benefits Registry) with new para 8). Adds a new para also to Paragraph 144 (Obligation of local authorities, providers of social services and Social Insurance Board to enter data in Social Services and Benefits Registry). Rephrases sub-paragraph (1) of Paragraph 156 (Social benefits financed from state budget), supplementing it with new sub-paragraph (3.6), aslo making minor wording changes in other parts. Adds new sub-paragraphs 33-37 to Paragraph 160 (Transitional provisions).
    Repeals the law "On State Funeral Assitance" No. RT I, 28.12.2017, 46 of 8 November 2000.
    Amends, inter alia, the Law "On Labour Market Services and Benefits": in particular, rephrases para 3) of sub-paragraph (2) of Paragraph 26 (Right to receive unemployment allowance). Also amends the law "On Rescue", rephrasing sub-paragraph (2) of Paragraph 41 (Social guarantees of voluntary rescuer).

  2. Estonia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 29.06.2017, 1 of 14 June 2017 "To Amend the Law "On Work Ability Allowance" and other legal acts. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-06-14 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-09 | EST-2017-L-107080

    In the Law "On Work Ability Allowance", makes wording changes in para 13) of sub-paragraph (1) of Paragraph 13 (Right to receive work ability allowance), also supplementing the same paragraph with new sub-paragraph (3.1); also supplements Paragraph 13 (Amount of work ability allowance) with new sub-paragraphs (3.1), (3.2), (3.3). Introduces new Paragraph 19.1 (Continuation of payment of work ability allowance). Rephrases sub-paragraph (7) of Paragraph 27 (Transitional provisions) supplementing it with new sub-paragraphs (7.1), (7.2), (8.1).
    Also amends the Law "On Social Benefits for Disabled Persons": in particular, makes changes in Paragraph 2.1 (Preparation of rehabilitation plan); supplements Paragraph 2.4 (Term for making decision concerning degree of severity of disability and duration of degree of severity of disability) with new sub-paragraph (2.1); also adds sub-paragraph (1.1) to Paragraph 20 (Changes in payment of social benefits for disabled persons).
    Also amends Law "On Health Insurance": in particular, changes the wording of sub-paragraphs 3, 4 of Paragraph 33.1 (Dental care benefit for insured person of at least 19 years of age).
    Also makes wording changes in sub-paragraph (3) of Paragraph 64 (Rehabilitation waiting list) of Law "On Social Welfare".
    Also amends Law "On Labour Market and Benefits Act": in particular, rephrases sub-paragraph 6) of Paragraph 33 (Premature termination of payment of unemployment allowance).

  3. Estonia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 21.12.2016, 2 of 07 December 2016 to Amend the Law on Social Welfare and Related Laws. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-07 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2018-01-01 | EST-2016-L-105067

    In the Law on Social Welfare, supplements the Division 2 of Chapter II with new sub-division 11-"Childcare service" with paragraphs 45 (1)-45 (4); also introduces wording changes into paragraphs 47 (Entitled persons), 50 (Maximum price, limit and contribution), 60 (Right to receive compensation for travel and accommodation expenses), 73 (Own contribution), 74 (Covering deficit of own contribution from state budget). Adds sub-paragraph 11 to paragraph 79 (Reimbursement of expenses to providers of special care services).
    Repeals, inter alia, division 3 of Chapter V (Challenge Proceedings); also paragraphs 142 (Authorized processors of Social Services and Benefits Registry), 143 (Submission of data to Social Services and Benefits Registry and exchange of data), 145 (Access to registry data).
    Rephrases paragraphs 117 (Persons entitled to receive substitute home service), 120 (Financing of substitute home service). Introduces new paragraphs 124 (1) (Family parent contract), 142 (1) (Data in Social Services and Benefits Registry), 156 (Social benefits financed from state budget).
    Makes minor changes in paragraphs 123, 124 144, 151, 157, 160.
    Also introduces minor wording changes into laws "On Child Protection", "On Family Law", "Code of Civil Procedure".

  4. Estonia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 06.12.2016, 1 of 23 November 2016 to Amend the Law on Social Welfare and State Pension Insurance Act. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-11-23 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | EST-2016-L-105080

    Supplements the Law on Social Welfare with new Division 9 (1) (Pensionerís Living Alone Allowance) with paragraphs 139 (1) (Pensionerís living alone allowance), 139 (2) (Notification of persons of creation of right to receive pensionerís allowance), 139 (3) (Amount, grant and payment of pensionerís allowance).
    In the Law on State Pension Insurance, makes wording changes in sub-paragraph 2) of paragraph 47 (1) (Set-off against state pension).

  5. Estonia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 30.12.2015, 5 of 9 December 2015 on "Social Welfare". - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-12-09 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | EST-2015-L-102034

    Establishes the general principles of coverage of social welfare, child welfare, the local government to organize social assistance; regulates the procedure of evaluation of social conditions of beneficiaries of social assistance, home assistance, social care for adults, asylum service, shelter service, social transportation service, finance, monitoring. Amends, inter alia, the Law on Labour Market Services and Benefits, making wording changes in articles 231 (Occupational rehabilitation), 26 (Right to receive unemployment allowance), 43 (Transitional provisions).
    Repeals the previous law on Social Welfare No. RT I 1995, 21, 323.

  6. Estonia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Law No. RT I, 30.06.2015, 2 of 15 June 2015 to Amend the Labour Market Services and Benefits Act and other Acts. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2015-06-15 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | EST-2015-L-102033

    Makes, inter alia, wording changes in para (2) of article 1 (Purpose and scope of application of Act) also supplementing it with new para (21); introduces new wording to the title of Chapter 41 which now reads: "Annual Refunds To Low-Paid Employees", article 371, para (3) of article 372, para (4) of article 373, para (4) of 374, para (2) of 375, articles 376, 377; adds new article 432 (Implementation of Chapter 41 of this Act).

  7. Estonia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Act No. RT I, 04.12.2014, 2 of 19 November 2014 to Amend the State Family Benefits Act. - Legislation On-Line

    Adoption: 2014-11-19 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-01 | EST-2014-L-102027

    Changes the wording of para (2) of section 4 (Financing of family benefits, child allowance rate and child care allowance rate); repeals para (3) of section 9 (Foster care allowance) adding new para (4); rephrases para (1) of section 20 (Bases for calculation of family benefits) also supplementing it with new para (12); introduces new section 336 (Payment of foster care allowance).

  8. Estonia - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 58 of 11 March 1997 to amend the Regulations No. 318 of 23 December 1996 on the establishment of conditions and method of payment of State social benefits (Text No. 334).

    Adoption: 1997-03-11 | EST-1997-R-47196

    Concerns the use of public transports by disabled persons to go to treatment centres and payment of social benefits to poor people.

  9. Estonia - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 318 of 23 December 1996 on the establishment of conditions and method of payment of State social benefits (Text No. 1615).

    Adoption: 1996-12-23 | Date of entry into force: 1997-01-01 | EST-1996-R-46082

    Mainly concerns payment of poverty benefits.

  10. Estonia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Act on State allowance, the Act on old-age pensions under privileged conditions and the Act on pensions for length of service.

    Adoption: 1995-06-28 | Date of entry into force: 1995-09-01 | EST-1995-L-42946

  11. Estonia - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Welfare Act of 8 February 1995 (consolidation). (Sotsiaalhoolekande seadus) - English translation (as amended up to May 2005)

    Adoption: 1995-02-08 | EST-1995-L-48402

    Chapter I: General provisions. Defines, inter alia, "social welfare", "social services" and "social benefit". Chapter II: Administration of social welfare. Fixes the duties of the Ministry of Social Affairs, county governors and local governments. Chapter III: Social services. Cover, inter alia, counselling, domestic and housing services, and care and rehabilitation in social welfare institutions. Chapter IV: Social benefits. Persons whose monthly income is below the subsistence level have the right to receive subsistence benefit. Rural municipality governments and city governments may grant and pay supplementary social benefits. Chapter V: Protection of persons with special social needs. Deals with child welfare, social welfare of disabled persons, of the elderly and of persons released from penal institutions. Chapter VI: Procedure. Chapter VII: Financing of social welfare and reimbursement of social welfare expenditure. Chapter VIII: Implementing provisions.


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