Thousands apply for class action legal case in personal care budget fiasco

doctor euros healthcare costCarers caught up in the personal care budget chaos are lining up to join a class action legal case set up online last month.

So far, 2,800 carers have applied to join, the Telegraaf reports.

The new system for administering the personal care budget (pgb) was introduced in January. To avoid fraud, payments are no longer made to the patient. Carers are now paid by the social insurance bank SVB, but are receiving payments too late or not at all.

In June, a carer won a court case for compensation for late payment from the SVB. Her lawyer, Eric van der Goot, set up the site PGB-claim and invited other carers to join a class action against the SVB.

The judge decreed that the same employment law applies in this case as in any relationship between an employer and an employee, and gave the woman an increase of 25%.

The SVB is appealing against the verdict.


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