Foreigners who cannot be deported from the country must be guaranteed access to social welfare services
Varuh je obravnaval pobudo tujca, ki je zaradi starosti in zdravstvenih razlogov potreboval nastanitev v socialnovarstvenem zavodu (domu za starejše)....Read more
Priporočilo: The Ombudsman examined the complaint of a foreigner who required housing in a social welfare institution (retirement home) due to his age and health requirements. This would have only been possible through public financing, but as he has no income or assets, he failed to use this right due to the absence of an explicit legal basis. After concluding the examination, the Ombudsman determined that this individual could not be returned to his country of origin. Thus, the competent authorities were obligated to provide the necessary social welfare services. As such, he recommended to the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities (MDDSZEM) and the Ministry of the Interior (MNZ) that they solve the complainant's situation as soon as possible. Furthermore, he submitted a general recommendation for preparing systemic solutions since the Ombudsman is aware that this is a known problem affecting other persons in similar accommodation circumstances.