Financial support for children living with illness, children with health disorders and children with developmental disabilities

Families with one or more children may apply for the support if one or more children live with illness, have health disorders or developmental disabilities, in accordance with special regulations

What are the purposes for which the support may be used?

There are six subtypes of this support depending on the purpose for which it may be applied for.
The subtypes of this support are as follows:
  • To procure medications (required to treat or prevent an illness) not included in the CHIF's primary and supplementary list of medications at the moment of deciding on the application for the financial support
  • To procure an orthopaedic aid, dental prosthesis or other aid and other medical devices not included in the CHIF’s list of aids at the moment of deciding on the application for the financial support
  • To cover the costs of surgery, treatment and/or medical rehabilitation outside the place of permanent residence (including outside the country) if these costs are not covered by CHIF (in full or in part)
  • To cover the costs of travel and/or accommodation of the parents or the child undergoing surgery, treatment and/or medical rehabilitation outside the place of permanent residence (including outside the country)
  • To cover the costs of treatment not covered by mandatory health insurance at the moment of deciding on the application for the financial support
  • In any other case in which, pursuant to the assessment of the Commission, it is necessary and/or beneficial to grant the financial support for the purpose of providing care/treatment to a child.

What is the financial support amount?

The support is awarded in the amount of up to 3.981,68 eura (HRK 30,000.00) per individual application for the support.
What are the requirements you need to meet to receive the support?
The support is granted based on the relevant documentation which proves that the following requirements are simultaneously met:
  • One of the parents and/or the child in the family is a Croatian citizen
  • One of the parents and/or the child in the family has permanent residence in the Republic of Croatia
  • The average monthly income per member of the shared household generated in the previous calendar year and in the last three months which can be proved) in the current calendar year prior to filing the application for the support did not exceed 309.01 (HRK 2,328.20)
  • Neither the family nor the child from that family was granted or used the same or similar support; that is, the right to it from another legal and/or natural person.

What documentation is required?

For the purpose of exercising your right to the support and proving that you meet the aforementioned requirements to be granted the support, you need to submit the following documents:
  • a validly filled in and signed application for the support (Documents)
  • A photocopy of the current account card (both sides) of the applicant for the support (the bank name, name and surname of the current account holder and IBAN have to be visible)
  • A photocopy of the ID card (both sides) of one of the parents in the family
  • A photocopy of the birth certificates or ID cards (both sides) or electronic records from the e-Citizens birth register for all of the children in the family (underage and adult)
  • A statement on household members signed in one’s own handwriting (Statement)
  • A photocopy of a certificate of income and receipts for the previous calendar year and the last three months of the current calendar year issued by the competent Tax Administration branch for all members of the shared household over the age of 15
  • Photocopies of the child’s/children’s medical records (recommendations of hospitals and/or specialists, etc.)
  • A statement on (not) being a beneficiary of the same or similar support (Statement
  • A certificate, offer or pro forma invoice showing the necessary amount of the support.

How to apply?

You can file the apllication for the support with the enclosed documentation in several ways: