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Sozialhilfegesetz (Social Welfare Law)

Principality of Liechtenstein Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein Country Resources Human Rights Legislation Principality of Liechtenstein 22 February 1985 Legislation/regulation social and economic rights

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1) Hilfsbedürftigen ist nach den Bestimmungen dieses Gesetzes Sozialhilfe zu gewähren.
2) Die Sozialhilfe hat den Hilfsbedürftigen ein menschenwürdiges Dasein zu ermöglichen.
3) Als hilfsbedürftig gelten Personen, die nicht in der Lage sind:
a) den Lebensunterhalt für sich und die mit ihnen in Familiengemeinschaft lebenden unterhaltsberechtigten Angehörigen zu sichern;
b) aussergewöhnliche Schwierigkeiten in ihren persönlichen, familiären oder sozialen Verhältnissen selbst oder mit Hilfe anderer Personen oder Einrichtungen zu bewältigen.

1) The regulations of this law allow social welfare for people in need.
2) The social welfare has to permit a humane existence to the people in need.
3) People in need are those who are not able to:
a) ensure the subsistence for themselves and their families;
b) cope with extraordinary difficulties in their personal, familial or social circumstances by themselves or with the help of other people or institutions.

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