Local Government practises for collecting Fees on social services from individuals and/or families
The research will analyze local governments’ practice for requiring fees on social services from individuals and/or his/her family in Estonia. The goal of the research is to find out how many local communities demand a fee for social services and which kind of rules are applied for this. In addition it will be explored how many local communities are taking into consideration the person’s or his/her family’s wealth while setting the fees as well as how is the wealth status assessed. The analysis enables to evaluate to what extent do the local communities differ in collecting fees on social services and assessing the wealth status of the service consumers across the country as well as assessing the limitations to the access of public services due to the different fee policy.