Policies on care and nurture in social support facilities in Vietnam

What are the policies on care and nurture in social support facilities in Vietnam? Who is eligible for care and nurture in social support facilities in Vietnam? - Huu Vinh (Phu Yen)

Who is eligible for care and nurture in social support facilities in Vietnam? 

Pursuant to Article 24 of Decree 20/2021/ND-CP, social protection beneficiaries receiving care and nurture in social support facilities and social houses (hereinafter referred to as “social support facilities”) include:

(1) Social protection beneficiaries with particularly disadvantaged conditions include:

- Individuals specified under Clauses 1 to 3 Article 5 of Decree 20/2021/ND-CP who face difficulties, cannot live on their own and receive no care and/or nurture in community;

- The elderly eligible for receiving care and nurture in social support facilities as per the law on the elderly;

- Children with disabilities, persons with disabilities eligible for receiving care and nurture in social support facilities according to regulations and law on the elderly.

(2) Individuals requiring emergency protection include:

- Victims of domestic violence; victims of sexual assault; victims of trafficking; victims of labor abuse;

- Children and beggars waiting for transfer to residence;

- Other individuals according to decisions of Chairpersons of People’s Committees of provinces.

Duration for provision of care and nurture for beneficiaries specified under Clause 2 of this Article in social support facilities and social houses shall not exceed 3 months. If beneficiaries are not returned to families or community after 3 months, superior agencies of social support facilities shall consider and decide on appropriate solutions.

(3) Minors, individuals no longer capable of working eligible for receiving care and nurture in social support facilities according to regulations and law on imposing penalties for administrative violations.

(5) Beneficiaries voluntarily live in social support facilities include:

- The elderly conforming to trust contracts for care;

- Individuals not specified under Clauses 1, 2, and 3 of Article 5 of Decree 20/2021/ND-CP ineligible for living in families and wishing to live in social support facilities.

Policies on care and nurture in social support facilities in Vietnam

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Policies on care and nurture in social support facilities in Vietnam

Subjects (1), (2) and (3) upon being provided with residence in social support facilities in Vietnam shall receive care and nurture as follows:

- The lowest monthly financing for each individual shall equal standard social support under Clause 2 Article 4 of Decree 20/2021/ND-CP multiplied by following coefficient:

= 5.0 for children under 4 years of age;

= 4.0 for children from 4 years of age or older.

- Issue health insurance card according to regulations and law on health insurance card.

- Provide financing for funeral cost upon death with a minimum value of 50 times the standard social support specified under Clause 2 Article 4 of Decree 20/2021/ND-CP.

- Provide necessities for daily routine, blankets, towels, mats, summer clothes, winter clothes, underwear, handkerchief, shoes, toothbrushes, regular medicine, personal hygiene products for women in reproductive age, books, notebooks and school supplies for beneficiaries pursuing education and other costs as per the law.

- In case a beneficiary is receiving monthly financing for nurture under Clause 1 of Article 25 of Decree 20/2021/ND-CP, he/she shall not receive monthly social benefits according to Article 6 hereof.

Mai Thanh Loi

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