How is the AWBZ indication established?
Looking after your child will involve different types of care, e.g. nursing, or helping the child with personal care. AWBZ care is categorized in standard 'functions', such as:
- personal care
- institutional care
A Care Assessment Centre (CIZ) or Youth Care Agency (Bureau Jeugzorg) will then classify each function according to intensity, establishing an average number of hours, days or sessions a week. Sessions consist of 4 hours, and days of 24 hours.
Your child has a class 4 personal care indication. Class 4 is 7 to 9.9 hours of care. The average of class 4 is 8.45 hours a week.
Your child also has a class 2 indication for nursing. Class 2 is 2 to 3.9 hours of care. The average of class 2 is 2.95 hours per week.
The total amount of care your child needs is, on average, 8.45 + 2.95 = 11.4 hours per week.
This means that your AWBZ indication averages more than 10 hours a week, so you can claim a TOG allowance from the SVB.
Your child has a class 2 indication for nursing. Class is 2 to 3.9 hours of care. The average of class 2 is 2.95 hours a week.
Your child also has an indication for group care for 2 sessions a week. A session is 4 hours, so this care comes to 8 hours a week.
In addition, your child has an indication for institutional care for 1 day (and night). One day counts as 24 hours.
On average, the total care your child needs is 2.95 + 8 + 24 = 34.95 hours per week. This means your AWBZ indication averages more than 10 hours a week.
If you have any questions about how the AWBZ indication is assessed, you can contact Bureau Jeugdzorg (Youth Care Agency) or CIZ (Care Assessment Centre) on number 0900-1404 (local rate).