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Financial social assistance act

Country of implementation
Slovenia
General short description of the innovation
The law institutes compensation in real estate for the beneficiaries of social transfers. During the time of social transfer received, the beneficiary is not allowed to sell his real estate taht is used as warranty for such transfer. The heirs are obliged to return two thirds of all social transfers received in order to keep their heritage.
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • family
  • pension
  • social
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
2010, amended 2011-2013
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: long-term structural change
  • Budgets: unknown
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: on tenth of pensioners
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The law institutes compensation in real estate for the beneficiaries of social transfers. During the time of social transfer received, the beneficiary is not allowed to sell his real estate taht is used as warranty for such transfer. The heirs are obliged to return two thirds of all social transfers received in order to keep their heritage.
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
social shock, unwillingness to apply for such transfers
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
degradation of social structure of beneficiaries
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • flexicurity
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • benefit duration
  • benefit eligibility
  • benefit level
  • services (social transfers)
Intended target group
elderly population
Working age population
  • care responsibilities (care for children [0-16/16+], for elderly or other family members) (rising costs of elderly care of their children)
Employers-private institutional actors
none
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state
Intended output
  • benefit duration
  • benefit eligibility
  • benefit level
  • services (social transfers)
Intended and unintended outcomes
one fifth of elderly population
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
Resilience is lowered by burdening the heirs.
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