Those insured under the statutory health insurance do not have to submit a separate application to be included in nursing care insurance- If you have statutory health insurance, you are automatically also included in nursing care insurance. This general rule also applies if you receive benefits from the Jobcentre or the Federal Employment Agency.
If you have private health insurance, however, you must separately apply for a nursing care insurance plan. You can learn more in our chapter Health Insurance.
If you receive asylum seeker benefits, you are not covered by nursing care insurance. However, according to § 6 Asylum Act, you are entitled to benefits that are essential for your health, and this can also include nursing care costs. These benefits must be applied for at the Social Welfare Office ("Sozialamt")- to do so, you can seek help from a counselling centre. To find a counselling centre in your area, visit the website of the Refugee Council.