DESK REVIEWS | 09.01.03. Carers’ benefit

DESK REVIEW | 09.01.03. Carers’ benefit

There are no specific mechanisms for carer’s benefits. However, currently being a carer of an older person is recognized as an occupation and as such, it has the benefits according to each type of signed contract/regimen (CLT, self-employed caregiver, domestic caregiver, or volunteer caregiver) (Brazilian Ministry of Economy, 2019). Besides, the norms that will regulate the caregiver as a proper profession have been approved (under the Law Project N. 11, 2016) by the Congress House but they were then refuted by the current president of Brazil. The matter is awaiting for a final decision by the Congress House (Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, 2016). If sanctioned by the president, the profession will incorporate the labour rights as other formal professions. Unpaid carers are not entitled to receive any specific social protection benefit.

References:

Brazilian Chamber of Deputies. (2016). Projeto de Lei da Câmara n° 11, de 2016—Pesquisas—Senado Federal. https://www25.senado.leg.br/web/atividade/materias/-/materia/125798

Brazilian Ministry of Economy. (2019). Classificação Brasileira de Ocupações—Relatório da Familia—4.0.15. http://www.mtecbo.gov.br/cbosite/pages/relatorio/relatorioTemplateWordFamilia.jsf

There is no financial carers’ benefit if the person with disability is above the age of 18. The laws in Kenya under the Persons with Disability Act, state that, “beyond the age of eighteen on the allowances payable under this regulation shall be paid directly to the person with disability and such person may be treated in his own right under the other regulations for Cost, Care and Maintenance, and the Council may recommend the person to whom such allowance may be made” (Legislation, 2010). Other than this, there is no other benefit that the carer is entitled to.

References:

Legislation, S. (2010). Persons with Disabilities Act, (14). https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2019/11/Kenya_Persons-with-Disability-Act.pdf

Mexico does not have any policies that support carers.