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Family reception for an elderly and/or disabled person (family-friendly)

Verified 01 January 2023 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Family reception is a device enabling an elderly and/or disabled person to be welcomed at the home of a family-friendly person. The family-friendly is paid for this service. The host signs a reception contract with the family host setting out the material, human and financial conditions of the reception. The recipient may receive social and tax assistance.

The friendly family (single or couple) welcomes an elderly or an adult with a disability to their home.

The family-friendly is paid for this service.

He must have received a approval issued by the department. These services organise the check of the host and the follow-up of the host.

Family reception can be temporary or sequential, or part-time or full-time, or permanent.

Video: The family welcome

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The guest must not be related to the family host.

It must be valid or have a loss of autonomy compatible with family reception, i.e. not be heavily dependent (e.g., need constant care).

The department's services issue a list of approved family hosts on request.

Who shall I contact

With the agreement of the family host, the guest uses the Cesu family welcome. The Cesu National Centre is responsible for the processing of returns, the calculation of contributions and the monthly collection of contributions from the bank account of the person receiving them.

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Host Agreement

The person welcomed or his legal representative must sign a host agreement in accordance with standard hospitality contract.

The signature must take place no later than the day of the arrival of the person being received.

A signed copy of the contract should be sent to the department. Any subsequent modification of the contract must also be reported and sent to the department.

Who shall I contact

The contract provides for a personalised reception project according to the needs of the host. It shall contain the charter of human rights and freedoms.

The host contract shall indicate in particular the following:

  • Duration of the trial period and conditions for amending or terminating the contract with a notice period not less than 2 months
  • Duration and pace of reception, i.e. permanent, temporary or sequential, full-time or part-time and period for which it is concluded
  • Physical obligations of the host (accommodation, catering, maintenance)
  • Rights and obligations of the host and the host
  • Obligations of both parties to subscribe to insurance
  • Financial conditions of reception (remuneration and allowances)
  • Host's annual leave entitlements and conditions for replacing the host
  • Social and medico-social follow-up of the person received

Hospitality costs include:

  • Remuneration for services rendered (preparation and service of meals, ironing, personal assistance for the accomplishment of certain acts, travel to take the person received to the doctor...)
  • Paid Leave Allowances
  • Allowances for particular subjects calculated according to the recipient's need for assistance, related to his or her disability or loss of autonomy
  • Allowance for the provision of accommodation
  • Maintenance allowance (water, heating, food, maintenance and hygiene products...)

The guest pays the family host directly by any means (bank transfer, check...).

Remuneration for services rendered

The amount of remuneration for services rendered is equal to €28.18 raw per day.

This remuneration shall be supplemented by an allowance for paid leave corresponding to 10% compensation for services rendered.

Salary for services rendered and vacation pay are subject to the payment of social contributions by the host.

Calculate your Family Friendly Contributions

Special hardship allowance

Depending on the level of hardship, i.e. the availability of the family caregiver related to the health status of the person received, the amount of the daily allowance shall be between €4.17 and €16.45.

Special hardship allowances are subject to social security contributions by the person receiving them.

Calculate your Family Friendly Contributions

Allowance for the provision of accommodation

Accommodation allowance is the cost of occupancy. It shall be determined on the basis of the following:

  • Size and quality of the rooms made available to the host
  • Average rental prices in the surrounding area

The amount of the allowance shall be negotiated between the person receiving and the family host.

The department’s services have a right of control over the amount of this allowance.

Maintenance allowance

The maintenance allowance can be adjusted according to the needs of the person receiving it (food, hygiene and maintenance products...). This allowance shall be between €8.02 and €20.05.

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For the person welcomed

The person receiving the aid may benefit from the following aid provided that the criteria for granting it are met:

The person welcomed and the family friendly must first seek an amicable agreement.

If they fail, they must court of the place of residence of the family host.

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