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Slovenia

General information
Información General
Informations générales
Informazioni generali
Vispārīgā infromācija
Informații generale
Education and work of social carers
Educación y trabajo de cuidadores/as sociales
Formation et conditions de travail des ADV
Formazione e condizioni di lavoro delle assistenti familiari
Aprūpētāju izglītība un darbs
Educația și munca îngrijitorilor la domiciliu
Cuidados de larga duración y situación de los/as trabajadores/as sociales
L'accompagement de longue durée et les ADV
Assistenti familiari e assistenza domiciliare
Ilglaicīgā aprūpe un sociālo darbinieku situācija
Îngrijirea pe termen lung și îngrijitorii la domiciliu
Long-term care and social workers
Social protection system of elderly people in general
Sistema de protección social para las personas mayores en general
Système de protection sociale pour les personnes agées
Il sistema dell'assistenza socio-sanitaria alla popolazione anziana
Vecu cilvēku sociālās aizsardzības sistēma
Sistemul de protecție socială a persoanelor în vârstă, în general
Computer and Internet skills of the general population
Competencias informáticas y de internet de la población general
Maîtrise de l'informatique et d'Internet de la population dans son ensemble
Competenze informatiche e digitali
Vispārējās iedzīvotāju datoru un interneta prasmes
Competențele legate de utilizarea calculatorului și a internetului ale populației în general
  • General information

    Country

     

    Slovenia

    Total population

    2012

    2 055 496

    Proportion of population

     

     

    Aged 65-79 years

    2001

    11.8%

     

    2012

    12.5%

    Aged 80 years and more

    2001

    2.4%

     

    2012

    4.3%

    Old-age dependency ratio

     

     

     

    1990

    15.5

     

    2001

    20.2

     

    2012

    24.4

    Old-age dependency ratio projections

    2020

    30.41

     

    2030

    38.84

     

     

     

    Life expectancy at birth, years

    2011

     

    Males

     

    76.8

    Females

     

    83.3

    Life expectancy at age 65, years

    2011

     

    Males

     

    16.9

    Females

     

    21.1

    Healthy life years expectancy at birth

    2011

     

    Males

     

    54

    Females

     

    53.8

    Duration of working life, years

    2011

     

    Males

     

    35.1

    Females

     

    32.1

    Employment rate of older workers aged 55 to 64, total

     

    31.2%

     

  • Long-term care and the situation of social workers

    Country

    Slovenia

    Long-term care

    Basic principles

    No special scheme. Benefits in kind and cash benefits are provided by several branches of social security (pension and disability insurance, health insurance, parental insurance and social assistance). Organised centrally, provided on regional level.

    Long-term cash benefits:

    -   Benefits based on residence: Invalidity Benefit (nadomestilo za invalidnost), Supplement for Care and Assistance (dodatek za tujo nego in pomoč), Special Childcare Allowance (dodatek za nego otroka, ki potrebuje posebno nego in varstvo), and Partial Payments for Loss of Income (delno plačilo za izgubljeni dohodek).

    -   Benefits based on insurance: Assistance and Attendance Allowance (dodatek za po moč in postrežbo).

    -   Long-term benefits in kind: long-term benefits in kind (Home care and residential care) are based on residence. Public social services are carried out by Social Work Centres (Center za socialno delo) and Homes for elderly (domovi za starejše). The scheme is financed through social security contributions and national and municipal budgets. Instead of residential care a person can opt for a Family Assistant (družinski pomočnik).

    Long-term care

    Field of application

    Health insurance: everybody legally gainfully active and their family members as well as Slovenian citizens who are entitled to Financial Social Assistance (FSA) (denarna socialna pomoč) or fulfil the conditions for entitlement to FSA. Possibility of voluntary supplementary insurance for co-payments for medical services not fully covered by the compulsory insurance.

    Pension and disability insurance: active population (employees, self-employed, farmers), recipients of Unemployment Benefit (denarno nadomestilo za brezposelnost), and unemployed persons performing public work
    family assistant entitled to partial payment for the lost income,
    those engaged in voluntary military service. Possibility of voluntary membership for some categories (persons on unpaid leave, unemployed persons, students, etc.).

    Social assistance: residents of the Republic of Slovenia.

    Organisation of Long-term care

    Informal caregivers and professional providers

    Person entitled to residential care has also the right to choose a family assistant (družinski pomočnik) instead. Family assistant is awarded to a disabled person who requires help with performing all of the activities of daily living by the locally competent Centre for Social Work. A family assistant is paid by the local municipalities (€697.44 – gross value).

    Social assistance services are mainly carried out by public institutions or private institutions with public licence and licence to perform these activities.

    Long-term care

    Benefits for the carer

    Benefit is paid to a carer in case a person entitled to residential care opts for the right to choose a Family Assistant (družinski pomočnik) instead. Family Assistant is awarded to a disabled person who requires help with performing all of the activities of daily living by the locally competent Centre for Social Work. A family assistant is paid by the local municipalities (€734.15 per month – gross value).

    Long-term care

    User charges

    Social security services are non-profit-oriented and carried out within a network of public services as well as by the concessionaries. Beneficiaries are obliged to cover the costs of social services (home care, residential care) according to their financial abilities.

    Recipients of permanent financial aid as their sole source of means of living and recipients of disability benefits are exempt from payment for all services with the exception of the residential care services.

     

  • Social protection system of elderly people in general

    Country

    Slovenia

    GDP at market prices Purchasing Power Standard per inhabitant, 2011

    21 000

    Pension expenditure,  % of GDP, 2010

    10.1%

    Expenditure on care for elderly, % of GDP, 2008

    0.15%

    At-risk-of-poverty rate, age group 65 years or over, 2011

    20.9%

    Old-age pensions

    Basic principles

    Compulsory social insurance scheme financed by contributions covering the active population (employed and self-employed) providing earnings-related pensions depending on contributions and the duration of affiliation.

    Compulsory supplementary pension insurance for people performing hard work and work harmful to health.

    Old-age pensions

    Legal retirement age in standard case

    Legal full retirement age is 61 years for women and 63 for men.

    Financing principles for old-age pensions

    Contributions (insured persons and employers) and state guarantee
     

    Benefits for older unemployed

    Unemployment Extension Contribution (podaljšano plačevanje prispevka za pokojninsko in invalidsko zavarovanje za brezposelne osebe): for a maximum of one year until the fulfilment of the conditions for retirement, the Employment Service pays old-age and invalidity insurance contributions directly to the Pension and Disability Insurance Institute (Zavod za pokojninsko in invalidsko zavarovanje) on behalf of older unemployed persons.

    Prolonged benefit payment for older unemployed persons.

    Financing systems for long-term benefits

    Case of  old-age benefits

    Current income financing (‘pay as you go’)

    Health care

    Basic principles

    Compulsory social insurance scheme financed by contributions covering de facto all resident citizens and everybody legally gainfully active and their family members.

    Possibility of voluntary supplementary insurance for co-payments for medical services not fully covered by the compulsory insurance, including 95% of persons in Slovenia.

    Health care

    Benefits for prosthesis, spectacles, hearing-aids

    Free for children, students and others entitled to 100% coverage of costs.

    70% of costs for orthopaedic, orthotic, hearing and other medical aids (30% additional payment) and 10% of costs for ophthalmic appliances for adults (90% additional payment) are covered by compulsory health insurance.

    Voluntary supplementary insurance for co-payments is available.

     

  • Computer and Internet skills of the general population

    Country

     

    Slovenia

    Use of computers

     

     

    Enforced lack of a computer

    2011

     

    One adult 65 years or over. Cannot afford

     

    8.8%

     

     

     

    E-skills

    2012

     

    Individuals who have copied or moved a file or folder

     

    59.0%

    Individuals who have used copy or cut and paste tools to duplicate or move information on screen

     

    56.0%

    Individuals who have compressed files

     

    38.0%

     

     

     

    Way of obtaining e-skills

    2011

     

    Individuals who have obtained IT skills through self-study (learning by doing)

     

    67.0%

     

     

     

    Reasons for not having taken a computer course

    2011

     

    Individuals who do not need to take a computer course because their computer skills are sufficient

     

    37.0%

    Individuals who do not need to take a computer course because they rarely use computers

     

    21.0%

     

     

     

    Use of Internet

     

     

    Frequency of Internet access:

    2012

     

    Once a week (including every day)

     

    65.0%

    Daily

     

    53.0%

    Internet used for

    2012

     

    Internet banking

     

    28.0%

    Interaction with public authorities (last 12 months)

     

    48.0%

     

     

     

    Mobile Internet access with portable computer

     

     

    Every day or almost every day 2012

     

    6.0%

     

     

     

    Individuals' level of Internet skills

    2011

     

    Individuals who have used a search engine to find information

     

    69.0%

    Individuals who have sent an email with attached files

     

    58.0%

    Individuals who have posted messages to chat rooms, newsgroups or an online discussion forum

     

    40.0%

    Individuals who have used the Internet to make phone calls

     

    24.0%

    Individuals using the Internet for seeking health-related information

     

    47.0%

     

     

     

    Concern about possible problems related to Internet usage

    2010

     

    Strongly concerned about catching a virus or other computer infection (e.g. worm or Trojan horse) resulting in loss of information or time

     

    12.0%

    Mildly concerned about catching a virus or other computer infection (e.g. worm or Trojan horse) resulting in loss of information or time

     

    34.0%

    Not at all concerned about catching a virus or other computer infection (e.g. worm or Trojan horse) resulting in loss of information or time

     

    23.0%

     

     

     

    Security related problems experienced through using the Internet for private purposes in the last 12 months.

    2010

     

    Caught a virus or other computer infection (e.g. worm or Trojan horse) resulting in loss of information or time

     

    26.0%

    Financial loss as a result of receiving fraudulent messages ('phishing') or getting redirected to fake websites asking for personal information ('pharming')

     

    0.0%

     

     

     

    Activities via Internet not done because of security concerns

    2010

     

    Security concerns kept individual from ordering or buying goods or services for private use

     

    13.0%

    Security concerns kept individual from communicating with public services and administrations

     

    3.0%

     

     

     

    Use and update of IT security software or tool to protect the private computer and data

    2010

     

    Use any kind of IT security software or tool (anti-virus, anti-spam,firewall, etc.) in order to protect private computer and data

     

    62.0%

    Don't use any kind of IT security software or tool (anti-virus, anti-spam, firewall, etc.) in order to protect private computer and data

     

    4.0%

    Don't know if use any kind of IT security software or tool (anti-virus, anti-spam, firewall, etc.) in order to protect private computer and data

     

    4.0%

     

     

     

    Frequency of safety copies or back up files from the computer on any external storage device

    2010

     

    Frequency of safety copies/back up files: always or almost always

     

    13.0%

    Frequency of safety copies/back up files: Never or hardly ever

     

    25.0%