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法規名稱(Title) REGULATIONS FOR SUBSIDIZING LIFE ASSISTANCE AS WELL AS NURSERY AND MEDICAL EXPENSES OF DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN AND YOUTH Ch
公發布日(Date) 2012.05.28
法規沿革(Legislative) Promulgated by Tai-Nei-Tung-Tze Order No. 1010840262 dated May 28st, 2012
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REGULATIONS FOR SUBSIDIZING LIFE ASSISTANCE AS WELL AS NURSERY AND MEDICAL EXPENSES OF DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN AND YOUTH

 

Promulgated by Tai-Nei-Tung-Tze Order No. 1010840262 dated May 28st, 2012

 

Article 1 These Regulations are stipulated pursuant to Paragraph 2, Article 23 of the Protection of Children and Youths Welfare and Rights Act (hereinafter referred to as the Act).

 

Article 2 Subsidies prescribed in these regulations include life assistance and nursery and medical expenses.

The preceding subsidies along with the relevant examinations, affirmations and allocations shall be handled by competent authorities of the county (city) government.

 

Article 3 Subsidy objects for life assistance are as follows:

1.     Children and youth from middle-low income households have difficulties.

2.     Children and youth, as well as their offspring, have difficulties resulting from pregnancies or births.

3.     Children and youth are evaluated by competent authorities of the county (city) government to be nurtured without supportive capabilities, to have no legal supporters or that their living is not be supported by legal supporters.

People who apply for the preceding life assistance shall prepare complete application forms and provide relevant certificates to competent authorities of the county (city) government in their domicile locations.   

 

Article 4 Each person is subsidized with life assistance of NT$ 1,900 per month.

Competent authorities of the municipal or county (city) government referring to the growth rate of consumer price index in the most recent year compared to the adjustment in the previous year announced by the Central authorized agency can adjust the preceding subsidies from the year 2016 on the basis of every four years. However, zero or negative growth rates shall not be included.

The subsidy amount set by competent authorities of the county (city) government that is higher than that in Paragraph 1 or in accordance with the preceding adjustment shall be set based on a local amount before these regulations come into force.

 

Article 5 People who have accepted government public expenses for the placement or life assistance or allowances of the same nature shall not be re-subsidized; unless otherwise prescribed by the laws, subsidy favorably; differences shall be subsidized for the amount less than life assistance.

The preceding life assistance or allowances of the same nature shall be affirmed by competent authorities of the county (city) government.     

 

 Article 6 Employment of both parents or either party of a single parent or guardians causing them not to take care of children under two years old and to need a babysitter or baby care centres for nursing shall apply for nursery expenses. Subsidy objects shall be qualified with one of the following:     

1.     Low income household

2.     Middle income household

3.     Youth have difficulties resulting from pregnancies or births

4.     Children are evaluated by competent authorities of the county (city) government to be nurtured without supportive capabilities, to have no legal supporters or that their living is not be supported by legal supporters.

Parents or guardians who meet one of the preceding qualifications but participate in occupational training, apply for jobs or suffer from family misfortunes and need a babysitter or baby care centres for temporary nursing children under two years old, or parents or guardians who encounter temporary or special events and need a babysitter or baby care centres for nursing children with developmental delay or disabilities under two years old shall apply for temporary nursery expenses.   

The babysitters in the preceding two paragraphs shall be over twenty years old and in conformity with one of the qualifications prescribed in subparagraphs 1-3, Paragraph 2, Article 26 of the Act, and managed as well as guided under a community babysitter system.  

 

Article 7 Subsidies of nursery expenses are as follows:

1.    People who meet the qualifications in subparagraphs 1, 3, or 4, Paragraph 1 of the preceding article and commission a babysitter or baby care centres that meet the qualifications in subparagraph 1, Paragraph 2, Article 26 of the Act shall be subsidized NT$ 5,000 per month; commissioning of a babysitter that meets the qualification in subparagraphs 2 and 3, Paragraph 2, Article 26 of the Act shall be subsidized NT$ 4,000 per month.

2.    People who meet the qualifications in subparagraph 2, Paragraph 1 of the preceding article and commission a babysitter or baby care centres that meet the qualifications in subparagraph 1, Paragraph 2, Article 26 of the Act shall be subsidized NT$ 4,000 per month; commissioning a babysitter that meets the qualifications in subparagraphs 2 and 3, Paragraph 2, Article 26 of the Act shall be subsidized NT$ 3,000 per month.

 Subsidies of temporary nursery expenses are as follows:  

1.     People who meet qualifications in subparagraphs 1-4, Paragraph 1 of the preceding article and commission a babysitter or baby care centres for temporary nursing shall be subsidized NT$ 100 per hour for a maximum of 240 hours per year.

2.     People who commission a babysitter or baby care centres for temporary nursing children with developmental delay or disabilities less than two years old shall be subsidized NT$ 120per hour for a maximum of 240 hours per year.

 

Article 8 Applicant’s applying to subsidize nursery expenses and temporary nursery expenses shall prepare complete application forms, children’s identity documents, nursery contracts, employment certificates, and relevant documents of middle and low income households and present them to competent authorities of the county (city) government in their domiciles’ locations within fifteen days from the facts of the nursery.  

Qualified people of the preceding provisions whose applications are approved shall have service commenced from the date of nursery facts. If overdue, it shall be commenced from the arrival date of the completely prepared documents. 

 

Article 9 Subsidy objects for medical expenses are as follows:  

1.     Children and youth from middle and low-income households

2.     Children and youth in possession of emergency life assistance

3.     Children and youth under protection according to Schemes for Report and Process on Protection of Children and Youth

4.     Children and youth to be placed in the public and private educational institutes or fostering families

5.     Children under six years old according to provisions prescribed in Article 9 of Statutes for supporting families in special circumstances

6.     Children with developmental delay

7.     Premature infants

8.     Children and Youth, as well as their offspring, with difficulties resulting from pregnancies or births

9.     Children and youth with rare diseases announced by Department of Health, Executive Yuan, or in possession of major injury certificates pursuant to the National Health Insurance Act

10.  Children and youth assessed to be necessarily subsidized by competent authorities of the county (city) government

 

Article 10 Subsidies of medical expenses are as follows:

1.     Hospital charges and care charges during hospital stays at own costs pursuant to the National Health Insurance Act will be subsidized a maximum of NT$ 300,000 per year. Hospital charges are limited to diseases and medical advice for injury accidents at own costs pursuant to the National Health Insurance Act. Such subsidies shall not include artificial limbs, prosthetic eyes, artificial teeth, provision of glasses, dental prosthetics, face-fitting, reforming, patient delivery, appointment of doctors, special nurses, charges of appointed drugs, registration fees, disease prevention and preventive surgery of non-disease or birth control ligation and charges of appointed wards.

2.     Medical expenses for unmarried pregnant production and abortion; however, the expenses are limited to non-subsidies pursuant to the Statutes for supporting families in special circumstances.

3.     Charges of parent-child blood appraisals for identity confirmation.  

4.     Appraisal charges and early treatment training charges for children with developmental delay exceed the coverage of national health insurance; children under six or those over six and before school age, or appraised to postpone entrance shall be subsidized maximum NT$ 500 once and eight times at most per month.

5.     Medical and hospital charges derived from premature delivery and complications after doctor’s appraisal shall be subsidized a maximum of NT$ 300,000 per year.

6.     Medical expenses for an individual case that is not qualified for national health insurance; however, such expenses are limited to a benefit package of national health insurance and hospital charges at the persons own cost with a maximum subsidy of NT$ 300,000 per year.

7.     Other necessary subsidy items after assessment are limited to a maximum of NT$ 300,000 per year.

In the event that the premium referred to in each paragraph of the preceding article paid at own cost for children and youth according to Article 27 of the National Health Insurance Act was previously uninsured, interrupted or unpaid, competent authorities of the county (city) government shall assist each one of the children and youth in subsidy once as limited.

 

Article 11 Subsidy basis for medical expenses in each subparagraph of Paragraph 1 of the preceding article are as follows:  

1.     Application of subsidies in each subparagraph of Paragraph 1 of the preceding article prescribed in Paragraphs 6-10 of Article 9 shall be set a subsidy ratio according to income as follows:

(1)  The average of total family income not exceeding twice the lowest monthly living expense per person in the current fiscal year in the local area, or not exceeding the average monthly consumption expenditure per person in Taiwan shall be subsidized 75%.

(2)  The average of total family income exceeding twice but lower than triple the lowest monthly living expense per person in the current fiscal year in the local area, or not exceeding 1.5 times of the average monthly consumption expenditure per person in Taiwan shall be subsidized 50%.

(3)  The average of total family income exceeding triple but lower than quadruple the lowest monthly living expense per person in the current fiscal year in the local area, or not exceeding twice of the average monthly consumption expenditure per person in Taiwan shall be subsidized 25%.

2.     Application of subsidies in each subparagraph of Paragraph 1 of the preceding article prescribed in Paragraphs 1-5 of Article 9 shall be subsidized in full.

The preceding family shall have its population range calculated, including children and youth’s first-degree lineal relatives and brothers and sisters that are really living together. However, parents who are not living together with and fostering their underage children in a single parent family, failing to perform and assume the rights and obligations of parents for their underage children shall not be included.

The calculation method of total family income shall be in accordance with the relevant regulations of the Public Assistance Act.

 

Article 12 Applicants applying to subsidize medical expenses shall submit the relevant supporting documents, health insurance card copy, original receipt and payment details of self-payment and care expenditures in contracted hospitals or clinics for national health insurance within six months from the date of the hospital stay (date of leaving the hospital), the medical action being closed or applied items being finished to competent authorities of the county (city) government; any overdue application shall not be subsidized.

 

Article 13 In regards to the premium referred to in Paragraph 2 of Article 10 paid at the own cost for children and youth according to Article 27 of the National Health Insurance Act was previously uninsured, interrupted or unpaid, competent authorities of the county (city) government shall confirm the subsidy list by the end of every April and August, delivering to be handled by an insurer of national health insurance, and appropriating such subsidized premiums by the end of every July and November.  

 

Article 14 Any of the following conditions that occur for subsidizing life assistance and medical expenses shall not be subsidized; if subsidy is received, competent authorities of the county (city) government shall terminate subsidies (supports) and order the subsidy to be returned. However, causes not attributable to applicants and corrected by the laws shall be excluded:

1. Acquire government supports or subsidies for the same events   according to other laws.

2. Supply false documents, refuse to supply or hide documents requested by competent authorities of the county (city) government.

3. Application or acquisition of subsidy with false certificates, fraud or other improper behavior.

 

Article 15 Competent authorities of the county (city) government or commissioned offices of the township (city, district) shall uniformly tabulate to acquire various incomes, properties and tax statuses of the applicant’s family required for subsidizing affairs in these regulations, and respectively mail the data to the National Tax Administration and taxation agency of local taxes, which they shall provide accordingly pursuant to the Tax Collection Act. 

 

Article 16 Competent authorities of the county (city) government shall input the relevant statistics of applicantsnumbers for the first half of the year in the internet reporting system of the official statistical statement for interior affairs by the 10th of the next month at the end of every half year, or report it to the central authorized agency.  

 

Article 17 These regulations shall come into force on January 1st, 2013.