The German tax system offers opportunities to reduce the financial burden of the person in need of care or the family members providing care. While caregiving relatives can claim a care lump sum or maintenance payments for tax purposes, people in need of care have several options to reduce the tax burden in their tax return.
The care degrees determine which subsidies those in need of care receive from the health insurance fund. As the need for care increases, so does the level of care benefits. Care level 5 indicates the greatest need for care and care level 1 the lowest. However, this article explains exactly how the various care grades are defined, how you can obtain a care grade, and what financial support you are entitled to.