State Office for Assessment and Monitoring of the long-term care insurance // Le gouvernement luxembourgeois
Dependency assessments within the framework of the health crisis: since january 2021
In the context of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and following the instructions and measures announced by the Government, the State Office for Assessment and Monitoring (AEC) of the long-term care insurance has taken a certain number of measures in relation to its target audience in order to ensure the best health for the elderly and those in need of protection.
Our procedures are continuously adapted to the health situation in order to ensure the continuity of the public service, to guarantee a quality service and to process incoming and urgent requests.
The AEC carries out assessments and reassessments of the dependency situation in strict compliance with health rules and according to the instructions in force.
Remit and competencies
Decisions concerning the granting of long-term care insurance benefits fall within the remit of the State Office for Assessment and Monitoring of the long-term care insurance (Administration d'évaluation et de contrôle – AEC), which, itself, is under the authority of the Minister responsible for social security.
As part of its long-term care insurance services, the AEC is tasked with conducting assessment and checks, and providing advice.
Did you know?
The long-term care insurance system was put in place to provide care and support to dependent persons who live at home or in a long-term care facility. It caters to their needs by:
- providing benefits in kind;
- covering the cost of assistive technology and home adaptations.
In the case of dependent persons who live at home, the benefits in kind may be replaced by cash benefits, subject to certain conditions.
Procedures and formalities
For general enquiries:
- Telephone: (+352) 247-86060
- Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 11:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00
- E-mail enquiries
- Fax: (+352) 247-86061
For enquiries concerning assistive technology and home/vehicle adaptations:
Assistive Technology Helpline
- Telephone: (+352) 247-86040
- Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 to 11:30
- Wednesdays from 13:30 to 17:00
- Fax : (+352) 247-86055
Important: Potential beneficiaries must not purchase assistive devices/equipment – e.g. wheelchairs, hospital beds, walking aids, etc. – or commence home/car adaptations on their own initiative. They must first seek and obtain approval from the AEC. The law makes no provision for retroactive coverage of expenses.
For enquiries concerning the invoicing and the payment of the cash benefits:
National Health Fund (Caisse nationale de santé - CNS)
- Telephone: (+352) 2757-4455
- E-mail enquiries
- Monday to Friday, from 8:00 to 16:30
Informations - Caregiver
If the dependent person lives at home, the law provides that a person who regularly contributes to their care and assistance – at least once a week – may be engaged as a caregiver, subject to certain conditions.
Benefits in kind – i.e. care and assistance provided by a care and assistance network – may be replaced with a cash benefit if and only if the caregiver has been registered with and evaluated by the State Office for Assessment and Monitoring of the long-term care insurance (Administration d'évaluation et de contrôle – AEC).