Pension for permanently disabled children
You are under 18 and have a permanent disability, or you have a child with such a condition and are struggling with finances. You need to know that the Law on Material support to the Families of Children with Disabilities enables you to get financial support, which is currently set at €100 per month. The Law says that children who can benefit from this assistance are those who are basically prevented from doing things independently because of their condition, and would therefore need 24 hours support. This includes those who are completely blind, those who can’t move and can’t eat by themselves, can’t meet their physiological needs, etc. Specialist’s Committee comprised of doctors and social workers, who will review health situation of the child, will be entitled in rendering a decision whether or not a family can benefit from this assistance.
You or your family members should apply at the Center for Social Work and submit all of the necessary paperwork. Your application will be reviewed by a specialist committee, which will issue a decision within 21 days from the day you have applied. The Law obliges the committee to come up with a decision within 21 days from the day when you applied.
If the committee comes out with a negative decision, you have the right to an appeal and request that the matter is addressed to the so-called second level committee. If that also fails, you can always address issues to a Competent Court.