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Helplessness allowance


Helplessness allowances are paid to people of all ages who are slightly, moderately or severely incapacitated, i.e. need help for day-to-day life activities such as getting up, dressing, going to the toilet, sitting down, eating, personal hygiene, etc. The helplessness allowance is paid as a lump sum according to the degree of helplessness and regardless of income and assets. Application forms can be downloaded from www.ahv-iv.ch and submitted to the IV office in your canton of residence.

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