What is a Personal Care Budget (PGB)?
A Personal Care Budget (PGB) is an amount of money with which you organise and purchase your own care. You can use this money to pay for services or purchase aids yourself. For example, if you need help in the home, or a stair lift, or if you need help with parenting.
Important! With a PGB, you have full responsibility for managing your care, and the quality of that care. For example, you draw up a care agreement, manage carers and safeguard the quality of the care. You can also ask someone you know to do this for you. That person is subsequently known as your 'representative'.
Find out how you can authorise someone, on the SVB website www.svb.nl (representing PGB matters). The municipality will assess during an interview whether you (or your representative) are capable of managing a Personal Care Budget. In other words: whether you or your representative are competent enough to manage a PGB.
What is Care in Kind (ZIN)?
With Care in Kind (ZIN), we organise the help for you, as your municipality. For example help in the home, or a wheelchair. The staff member (generalist) at WIJeindhoven is your point of contact for this. He or she will coordinate the support with us.
How do I organise support through a PGB or ZIN?
Make an appointment with the WIJeindhoven Foundation. You will find all their contact information at WIJeindhoven.nl. You can discuss with a staff member of WIJeindhoven what the options, procedures and fees are.
Support through a PGB
If you are going to be purchasing your own support with a PGB, you start by drawing up a PGB plan. In that plan, you describe the goals your have previously discussed with the specialist. The support you purchase is intended to help you achieve those goals. You indicate in the PGB plan why you want a Personal Care Budget, which support you wish to purchase and from whom. You also indicate the costs and how and when you will evaluate the support (looking back). If you wish to purchase support from multiple care providers, that can also be described in your PGB plan. When you have completed and signed this plan, you send it, before the agreed date, to the specialist at the municipality.
If you have a PGB, there are various ways in which you can organise support:
Purchasing services through a PGB
- Help from one or more professional care workers who are on the payroll of a care organisation. The municipality reimburses 100% of the comparable fee charged with Care in Kind.
- Help from a self-employed person with no staff (ZZP). The municipality reimburses 85% of the comparable fee charged with Care in Kind.
- Help from a person in your informal network. The municipality reimburses 50% of the comparable fee charged with Care in Kind.
Can anyone use a PGB?
Managing a Personal Care Budget requires certain skills. The specialist at Eindhoven Municipality will discuss these with you and may conclude that Care in Kind (ZIN) is more suitable for you.
Where can I find the PGB-rates?
In the document below (only in Dutch).
I would like to renew my method of support. How do I do that?
Get in touch with your point of contact at WIJeindhoven no later than 8 weeks before the PGB expires, and make an appointment for a new interview.
You and the staff member of WIJeindhoven look at what the results of the help have been in the past period, whether follow-up support is necessary and what that should be.
Important! If you don't make an appointment, the PGB automatically expires.