Rights and services for persons with disabilities in the social welfare system

Right to a personal disability allowance

For persons without their own source of income, the disability allowance amounts to 232.26 EUR (HRK 1750) per month (350 percent of the base amount)

Right to a care and assistance allowance

The amount of the care and assistance allowance may be recognised in the full 79.63 EUR (HRK 600) or partial amount 55.74 EUR (HRK 420)

Right to the status of a parent caretaker or the status of a caretaker

The allowance for a parent caretaker or a caretaker amounts to 530.89 EUR (HRK 4000) per month, and the caretaker is entitled to this allowance even while on leave of up to four weeks per year

Psychosocial support

Psychosocial support is a service which encompasses expert procedures and other forms of assistance and support aimed at encouraging the development and improvement of cognitive, functional, communication, speech and language, social and educational skills of beneficiaries

Early development support

Early development support encompasses professional stimulating assistance and support for children and expert counselling for parents and other family members or foster families when a child is diagnosed with a certain developmental challenge, risk or difficulty at an early age

Home attendance services

The service of attendance includes providing meals, doing house chores, personal hygiene and fulfilment of other everyday needs

Day care

Full-day care can last from 6 to 10 hours, and half-day care from 4 to 6 hours a day


Accommodation services are aimed at providing intensive care to the beneficiary and enabling them to meet their basic needs when this is impossible to achieve within their family or through other social services

Organised housing

Organised housing is a social service aimed at providing housing in a housing unit, accompanied by constant or periodic expert and other assistance, as well as support in meeting basic living needs, along with social, professional, cultural, educational, recreational and other needs

Allowance for vulnerable energy buyers

This allowance amounts to no more than HRK 200.00, or exceptionally no more than HRK 400.00, a month for the period from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023

Assistance services for persons with disabilities

The assistance services for persons with disabilities include services of personal assistance, Croatian sign language interpreters and sighted guides

Assistance for the purposes of inclusion in programmes of upbringing and regular education

Teachers can receive assistance in the inclusion of children with special needs into the education system

Allowance for regular higher education

Beneficiaries of the right to accommodation or organised housing are granted the right to an allowance for regular higher education as full-time or part-time students enrolled in university or professional study programmes in the amount of 265.45 EUR (HRK 2000) per month

Payment of costs for accommodation in a student dormitory

Student dormitory accommodation costs for a child or a young adult, a high school student with a lower income who is not a member of a household which is a beneficiary of the guaranteed minimum allowance right, are covered by the Ministry of Labour, Pension System, Family and Social Policy