Government planning to increase care allowances for elderly and disabled people

The Czech government has agreed to increase care allowances as of July this year, Labour and Social Affairs Minister Marian Jurečka announced on Friday. He said the planned increase would not be across the board but would vary according to the level of dependency, going up from 11 to 40 percent. The allowance is intended for disabled and elderly people to help them cover the cost of care in a social facility or at home.