16 January 2024, Tuesday Ankara, TÜRKİYE

Minister Mahinur Özdemir Göktaş: "The Ministry has started to deposit a total of 2.8 billion TL Home Care Allowance into accounts"

Minister of Family and Social Services Mahinur Özdemir Göktaş announced that the Ministry started depositing a total of 2.8 billion TL Home Care Allowance this month in order to provide economic support to citizens and their families who were completely dependent in their homes.

Minister Mahinur Özdemir Göktaş reminded that Home Care Allowance, one of the most important family-oriented care service models offered by the Ministry, was launched in 2006 with the idea that persons with disabilities would be supported primarily by their families. Göktaş said, "The Ministry prioritizes the care of persons with disabilities at their homes in a way preserving the family integrity. With Home Care Allowance, the Ministry supports the protection and strengthening of family integrity by living with family or relatives without leaving the environment where they live."

Emphasizing that the Home Care Allowance protected the family integrity by supporting citizens taking care of their relatives with full dependency, Göktaş reminded that an average of 560.000 citizens benefited from the "Home Care Allowance" on a monthly basis and a monthly payment of 5.097 TL was made per beneficiary. Minister Göktaş noted: "This month, the Ministry has started to deposit a total of 2.8 billion TL Home Care Allowance to the accounts of citizens with full dependency and their families taking care of them at home. In 2023, a total of 116.2 billion TL Home Care Allowance payment was made. I hope the payments to be beneficial to all persons with disabilities and their families. Within the framework of the vision of the Century of Türkiye, as the Ministry, we will continue making efforts to ensure that rights-based social assistance in disability is sustainable with a transparent approach.

On the other hand, according to the new regulation in the January salary coefficient of public personnel, Home Care Allowance payments will be deposited into the accounts of the beneficiaries in February as 7.608 TL including the increase.