Law 39/2006, December 14th, of Promotion of Personal Autonomy and Attention to People in situation of dependency


The Act regulates the basic conditions for the promotion of personal autonomy and care for dependent persons through the creation of a System for Autonomy and Care for Dependency (SAAD), with the collaboration and participation of all Public Administrations. The Act establishes a minimum level of protection, defined and financially guaranteed by the General State Administration. Likewise, as a second level of protection, the Act provides for a system of cooperation and financing between the General State Administration and the Autonomous Communities by means of agreements for the development and application of the other benefits and services envisaged in the Act. Finally, the Autonomous Communities may develop, if they deem it appropriate, an additional third level of protection for citizens