REMINDER

for people with disabilities

 

BENEFITS, RIGHTS AND GUARANTEES

Provided in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Belarus «On state social benefits, rights and guarantees for certain categories of citizens» (hereinafter – the Law).

Citizens with disabilities exercise their rights for state social benefits, rights and guarantees on the basis of a certificate of a disabled person issued by medical rehabilitation expert commissions, in accordance with Appendix 6, approved by Decision of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus dated December 13, 2007 № 1738 «On approval of the Regulation on procedure of documents submission on the basis of which the exercise of the right for state social benefits, rights and guarantees is provided to certain categories of citizens».

In accordance with the Law, persons with disabilities of groups I and II have the right for:

90 percent discount on the cost of medicines issued according to prescriptions of doctors within the list of essential medicines, and for surgical diseases – also dressing materials (if there is an appropriate medical conclusion) in the manner determined by the Government of the Republic of Belarus;

free manufacture and repair of dentures (with the exception of prostheses made of precious metals, metal acrylates (metal composites), metal ceramic and porcelain, as well as the application of protective and decorative coatings of titanium nitride) in public healthcare organizations at the place of residence;

free or beneficial provision of technical means of social rehabilitation in accordance with the State register (list) of technical means of social rehabilitation in the manner and according to conditions determined by the Government of the Republic of Belarus (provision of means of rehabilitation is carried out by labor, employment and social protection bodies of local executive and administrative bodies and (or) state healthcare organizations for free (on beneficial terms) on the basis of an individual rehabilitation program of a disabled person or the conclusion of a medical consultative commission of a state organization);

priority free sanatorium-resort treatment (in the presence of medical indications and the absence of medical contraindications) or health-improving (in the absence of medical contraindications) (for non-working disabled people), (persons accompanying disabled people of group I to sanatorium-resort or health-improving organizations are provided with vouchers for sanatorium-resort treatment or recreation free of charge (without treatment), provided that the need for such support is confirmed by the conclusion of the medical consultation commission of public healthcare organization);

free travel on public rail in city trains, public inland water transport that carries out regular urban transport of passengers, city electric transport and in the subway, automobile public transport that conducts regular public transportation in cities, except for taxis, regardless of place of residence, and for those who live on the territory of village councils, urban-type settlements and cities of the district subordinate tendencies, which are administrative-territorial units, urban-type settlements, which are territorial units (if they are the administrative centers of districts), cities of regional subordination, which are territorial units, – also on public auto transport that carries out intercity carriage of passengers in regular communication within the boundaries of the district at the place of residence (also for the person accompanying a disabled person of group I);

free travel on public rail in economy class regional trains, public inland water transport that conducts carriage of passengers in regular communication, public auto transport for suburban passenger transportation in regular communication, except for taxis (also for the person accompanying disabled person of group I);

50 percent discount on maintenance and (or) use of residential premises within 20 square meters of the total area of ​​occupied living space and the right for a 50 percent discount on utility fees (hot and cold water supply, water discharge (canalisation), gas, electricity and heat supply, use of the elevator, removal, neutralization and processing of solid municipal waste) at the rates established by legislation within the limits of the approved consumption standards, and those living in houses without central heating – for fuel purchased within the limits established by legislation for sale to the population (for people with disabilities who do not have able-bodied family members that are obliged by law to support them, and live alone or only with disabled people of group I or II and (or) with non-working pensioners that have reached the age that gives the right to an old-age pension on a common basis).

Group III disabled people are entitled by this Law to a 50% discount on the cost of medicines issued according to prescriptions of doctors within the list of essential medicines in the manner determined by the Government of the Republic of Belarus for the treatment of a disease that leaded to disability.

 

TYPES OF MATERIAL SUPPORT

Citizens who need social support can be provided with material support in the form of state targeted social assistance (STSA) and material assistance from the funds of the Social protection fund of the Ministry of labor and social protection of the Republic of Belarus (hereinafter – material assistance).

Issues of providing STSA to the population are regulated by Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus dated January 19, 2012 № 41 «On State targeted social assistance».

STSA can be provided in the form of monthly and one-time social allowance.

The monthly social allowance is provided to families whose per capita income for the 12 months preceding the month of applying for assistance is, for objective reasons, lower than the highest average subsistence budget for the last two quarters (hereinafter – the criterion of need). The amount of the monthly social allowance makes a positive difference between the criterion of need and the average per capita income of the family and is recounted with an increase of the criterion of need. This allowance is provided for a period of up to 6 months.

A one-time social allowance is provided to families in the event of a difficult life situation and in case that their average per capita income does not exceed 150 percent of the criterion of need.

The presence of a difficult life situation, which gives the right to provide a one-time social allowance, is approved by documents and (or) established by a special commission on the basis of an inspection report. The amount of such allowance, depending on the difficult life situation in which the family remains, is up to 10 budgets of the subsistence minimum on average per capita (hereinafter – BSM).

In accordance with the Instruction on the procedure for providing material assistance to elderly and disabled people from the means of the Social protection fund of the Ministry of labor and social protection of the Republic of Belarus, approved by the Decision of the Ministry of social protection of the Republic of Belarus dated August 3, 2001 № 9, non-working disabled people can also be provided with material assistance.

The amount of financial assistance in each case is determined by the head of the labor, employment and social protection body or the territorial center of social services based on the application, the act of inspecting the material household situation and, if necessary, other documents confirming the need for assistance.

In exceptional cases, material assistance in the amount of up to 3 BSM can be provided by the committee on labor, employment and social protection of the regional executive committees (Minsk city executive committee). In such cases, the decision is made by its chairman on the basis of a request from the body for labor, employment and social protection, justifying the need for such assistance.

 

SOCIAL SERVICE

The provision of social services is regulated by the Law of the Republic of Belarus «On social services».

In each administrative region of the republic, there is a territorial center of social services for the population, the activities of which are aimed at organizing and providing social services to needy citizens in the form of stationary, semi-stationary, non-stationary, urgent social services, social services at home.

Territorial centers provide various types of social services (social household, social rehabilitation, social mediation, nursing services, services of assisted living, and others) in accordance with the list of free and publicly available social services of state institutions of social services with the norms and standards of provision of citizens with these services.

Social services are provided to citizens on a gratuitous and reimbursable basis. The conditions for the provision of social services included in the list within the established norms and standards by the regional centers depend on the financial situation and the composition of the family of a disabled citizen.

The provision of social services is carried out by the territorial center on the basis of a written application and a contract for the provision of social services concluded between a citizen (his legal representative), on the one hand, and the territorial center, on the other hand, if the citizen has medical indications and (or) lack of medical contraindications, confirmed by a medical certificate of health.

 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DECISION OF THE MINSK CITY COUNCIL OF DEPUTIES dated November 16, 2016 № 243 ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SOCIAL SUPPORT MEASURES FOR INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES OF CITIZENS, the following support measures are provided for citizens of Minsk:

monthly supplement to pensions for people with disabilities of groups I and II who are not working and not registered as individual entrepreneurs who receive social disability pensions, the pension provision of which is provided by the labor, employment and social protection bodies of Minsk (excluding state-supported persons, persons in places of imprisonment), in the amount of 50 percent of the minimum old-age pension;

a monthly supplement to social pensions for children with disabilities under the age of 18 years, the pension provision of which is provided by the labor, employment and social protection bodies of Minsk (excluding state-supported children), in the amount of 150 percent of the minimum old-age pension;

payment of free meals in the amount of no more than 15 coupons per month for non-working and not registered as individual entrepreneurs lonely and lonely living disabled people of group I and II, as well as for pensioners and married couples of retirement age, whose pension does not exceed 120 percent of BSM, valid for filing date;

transport services provided by the special vehicle «social service» (hereinafter – transport services), free of charge for people with disabilities of group I, people with wheelchairs, children with disabilities under 18 years of age, unemployed people with disabilities of group II over 70 years of age, whose pension does not exceed 1,5 BSM, for the person accompanying the disabled person; on the basis of a partial payment in the amount of 15 percent of the base amount at the time of the appeal – for non-working disabled people of group II over 70 years of age, whose pension exceeds 1,5 BSM;

compensation for unemployed lonely disabled people of group I; non-working lonely disabled people of group II, whose pension does not exceed 1,5 BSM; owners of residential premises, tenants of residential premises or members of organizations of developers (excluding persons who received compensation in the previous two years), actual costs (in an amount not exceeding five-fold BSM on the date of application) for apartment (house) renovation, replacement and repair plumbing, gas and electrical equipment, furnaces, electrical wiring, windows, doors and other works, services related to the repair and (or) acquisition of materials;

acquisition and installation (replacement) of autonomous fire detectors (hereinafter – AFD), power components for them for disabled participants of the Great Patriotic War; disabled participants of battlefield engagements in other countries; unemployed lonely elderly people and lonely disabled people of I and II groups, families raising children, at the rate of one AFD for each living room of an apartment or living building; (in edition of the decision of the Minsk City Council dated 30.03.2018 № 32)

acquisition and installation (replacement) of AFD with the output of a signal from them to a signal-sound device by connecting the AFD in one network with neighboring houses (apartments) with the transmission of signals from the AFD to a signal-sound device or to control centers of fire emergency rescue units for emergency situations in apartments (households) for disabled participants of the Great Patriotic War; disabled participants of battlefield engagements on the territory of other states, non-working lonely elderly people and lonely disabled people of I and II groups, families raising children;

payment of the annual course of rehabilitation treatment in a rehabilitation center for wheelchair users who have group I disabilities with preserved self-care in a barrier-free environment, who have medical indications and do not have contraindications specified in appendix 1 to the Instruction on the procedure for medical selection of patients for sanatorium-resort treatment, approved by the Decision of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus dated May 31, 2006 № 38, and who did not use the right to free sanatorium-resort treatment or health-improvement of the previous year, amounting to 100 percent of the cost of medical treatment course;

payment of passes (subscriptions) for rehabilitation services for wheelchair users in a rehabilitation center in the amount of the actual cost of the services rendered;

supplement to the full cost of vouchers to health-improving camps with a round-the-clock stay for the rehabilitation of children with disabilities, including those with mental and physical development, with the exception of children with disabilities with impaired musculoskeletal function (once a year during the vacation period in the amount of the difference between the full cost of vouchers and subsidies from state social insurance funds);

supplement to the full cost of a vouchers to health-improving organizations with a round-the-clock stay for the rehabilitation of children with disabilities with impaired musculoskeletal functions, taking into account accompaniment according to medical indications (once a year in the summertime);

supplement to the full cost of voucher to sanatorium and health-improving organizations with a round-the-clock stay for the rehabilitation of disabled children aged 6 to 15 years with diabetes mellitus (in the stage of compensation), with diseases of the cardiovascular system, taking into account accompaniment according to medical indications (once a year in the summertime);

supplement in the volume of 2,1 percent of the base amount to the monetary standards of food expenses per day for students, including those registered at the place of residence in the settlements of the Minsk district of the Minsk region, institutions of general secondary education, special education, students in primary schools, basic schools, secondary schools, gymnasiums, lyceums, educational and pedagogical complexes and special secondary schools in Minsk: from guardianship families; from families in which one of the parents is a disabled person of I or II group; from families of military personnel who became disabled as a result of wound, shell shock, injury or illness obtained in defending the Fatherland or in the performance of military service duties in the states where hostilities were fought; from families of persons of commanding and rank-and-file composition of internal affairs bodies who became disabled as a result of wound, shell shock, injury or illness obtained in the performance of service in areas of warfare; from families of workers serving active military contingents in Afghanistan or in other states and who became disabled due to wound, shell shock, injury or illness obtained during the war, except of cases when the disability occurred as a result of unlawful actions due to alcohol, drugs, toxic intoxication, self-mutilation, from families of military personnel, persons of commanding composition and rank-and-file composition of internal affairs bodies who died as a result of wound, shell shock, injury, or illness obtained during the period of warfare, except of cases when the death occurred as a result of unlawful actions due to alcohol, toxic, drug intoxication, self-harm or suicide, if it was not caused by a sick condition or suicide; and also for children: with the peculiarities of psychophysical development, students of special classes, classes of integrated training and education; in specialized sports classes; children that are in socially dangerous situations; for pupils of family-type orphanages, foster families, children's villages (towns);

supplement in the volume of 2,1 percent of the base amount to the monetary standards of food expenses per day for students aged 6 – 10 years, including those registered at the place of residence in the settlements of the Minsk district of the Minsk region, institutions of general secondary education, special education, students in elementary schools, basic schools, secondary schools, gymnasiums, educational and pedagogical complexes and special secondary schools of Minsk: from low-income families; from large families raising three or more children under 18 years of age; disabled children;

(the paragraph was introduced by the decision of the Minsk City Council dated September 11, 2019 № 147)

supplement in the volume of 3,3 percent of the base amount to the monetary norms of food expenses per day for students aged 14 – 17 years, including those registered at the place of residence in the settlements of the Minsk region of the Minsk province, institutions of general secondary education, special education, students in basic schools, secondary schools, gymnasiums, lyceums and special secondary schools of Minsk: from low-income families; from large families raising three or more children under 18 years of age; disabled children;

supplement in the volume of 3,6 percent of the base amount to the monetary norms of food expenses per day for students aged 11 – 13 years, including those registered at the place of residence in the settlements of the Minsk region of the Minsk province, institutions of general secondary education, special education, students in elementary schools, basic schools, secondary schools, gymnasiums, educational and pedagogical complexes and special secondary schools of Minsk: from low-income families; from large families raising three or more children under 18 years of age; disabled children;

(the paragraph was introduced by the decision of the Minsk City Council dated September 11, 2019 № 147)

 

For clarification of social benefits, rights and guarantees, the provision of material support, social services, you must contact the body for labor, employment and social protection, the territorial center of the place of residence.

State institution «Territorial center for social services of the population of Zavodski district of Minsk» (prasp. Partyzanski, 52, tel. 8017 258 60 07, 8017 276 27 87, 8017 276 27 99).

State institution «Territorial center for social services of the population of Lieninski district of Minsk» (vul. Ja. Lučyny, 62, tel. 8017 342 00 68; vul. Dzianisaŭskaja, 2, tel. 8017 317 48 23).

State institution «Territorial center for social services of the population of Maskoŭski district of Minsk» (vul. N. Ordy, 47 A, tel. 8017 372 25 26).

State institution «Territorial center for social services of the population of Kastryčnicki district of Minsk» (vul. Liaŭkova, 19 , tel. 8017 354 11 72).

State institution «Territorial center for social services of the population of Partyzanski district of Minsk» (zav. Klumava, 3, tel. 8017 378 05 52, 8017 379 91 13, 8017 248 25 52).

State institution «Territorial center for social services of the population of Pieršamajski district of Minsk» (vul. Valhahradskaja, 21A, tel. 8017 272 62 17, 8017 395 76 62, 8017 374 33 85).

State institution «Territorial center for social services of the population of Saviecki district of Minsk» (vul. Zalataja Horka, 9, tel. 8017 316 40 15, 8017 377 68 69).

State institution «Territorial center for social services of the population of Frunzienski district of Minsk» (vul. Charkaŭskaja, 74, tel. 8017 317 21 31, 8017 317 44 68, 8017 396 98 02).

State institution «Territorial center for social services of the population of Centraĺny district of Minsk» (vul. Čyrvonaja, 3, tel. 8017 305 68 30).

Social protection office of the administration of the Zavodski district of Minsk (vul. Anharskaja, 7, tel. 8017 291 28 36, 273 72 71).

Social protection office of the administration of the Lieninski district of Minsk (vul. Majakoŭskaha, 83, tel. 8017 374 82 01, 263 23 89).

Social protection office of the administration of the Maskoŭski district of Minsk (prasp.  Dziaržynskaha, 10, tel. 8017 200 19 81).

Social protection office of the administration of the Kastryčnicki district of Minsk (vul. Čkalava, tel. 8017 220 39 32, 8017 220 59 07).

Social protection office of the administration of the Partyzanski district of Minsk (vul. Zacharava, 53, tel. 8017 294 65 71).

Social protection office of the administration of the Pieršamajski district of Minsk (zav. K. Čornaha, 5, tel. 8017 357 37 26, 8017 357 25 79, 8017 364 02 72).

Social protection office of the administration of the Saviecki district of Minsk (vul. V. Charužaj, tel. 8017 350 49 32, 8017 397 21 84).

Social protection office of the administration of the Frunzienski district of Minsk (vul. Kaĺvaryjskaja, 39, tel. 8017 204 72 10).

Social protection office of the administration of the Centraĺny district of Minsk (vul. Mieĺnikajte, 6, tel. 8017 203 77 32).

RUE «Belarusian prosthetic and rehabilitation center of  recreation» (vul. Adojeŭskaha, 10, tel. 8017 308 14 32, 8017 308 14 34).

Minsk сity administration of the Republican center for health improvement and sanatorium-and-resort treatment of the population (vouchers) (vul. Pieršamajskaja, tel. 8017 318 30 45, 8017 263 26 23).