Examples of a special requirement
The following case studies on special requirements are individual case decisions. These examples are not exhaustive, but in the case of similar interests they may also be entitled to special services.
A special need to be recognized also exists if a diseased care provider does not need any prescription medicines. Since these are not prescription, the costs are not borne by the health insurance. On the basis of the amount of the health care component included in the control service covering only the usual costs, a special requirement can be granted in the amount of the additional financial requirements for the acquisition of the demonstrably required medicines (Landessozialgericht NRW, judgment of 21 December 2007, L 19 B 134 / 07 AS ER).
Costs for tuition can be taken in exceptional cases such as a long-term illness. Otherwise, the funding opportunities of the school are to be given priority, since costs for tuition are generally included in the proportion of regular requirements (Landessozialgericht Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, judgment of 22 December 2007, L 8 B 78/06).
Participation in integration courses
The travel costs to the teaching center when attending an integration course were classified as special requirements (Sozialgericht Lüneburg, judgment of 10.04.2005, S 25 AS 283/06 ER).
Travel expenses for a monthly ticket
Costs for a student ticket can be claimed as a special requirement under deduction of the share of travel expenses as a rule (Sozialgericht Aurich, judgment of 16.06.2005, S 13 SO 18/05 ER).
Household help for wheelchair users
Wheelchair users can apply a special requirement to secure a dignified existence if they can no longer (and can not) support certain necessary household activities. Under these conditions, there may be an ongoing need for budget support.
Costs for the exercise of the right to deal
The cost of dealing with the children living in a different place can be afforded by special needs. The jurisprudence has decided that the resulting costs are not included in the standard requirement and a special requirement is caused by the extraordinary demand situation. There is thus a claim for additional benefits if the needy can not cover the costs arising for them by means of the rules for the maintenance of life. (Bundessozialgericht, judgment of 7 November 2006, B 7b AS 14/076 R).