Establishment of a degree of special needs for individuals of retirement age

A degree of special needs shall be established following the establishment of special needs for individuals of retirement age.

  • A degree of significant special needs is established for the individuals for whom a special first and second degree need for a permanent nursing has been established.
  • A degree of average special needs is established for the individuals for whom a special first degree need for a permanent care (assistance) has been established.
  • A degree of low special needs is established for the individuals for whom a special second degree need for a permanent care (assistance) has been established.

A degree of special needs is established for an indefinite period of time for an individual for whom a working capacity was established before he / she has reached a retirement age:

  • if a working capacity of 0-30 % was established, a degree of significant special needs shall be established for such individual;
  • if a working capacity of 35-55 % was established, a degree of average special needs shall be established for such individual.

The period of a degree of special needs begins to run from the day when the individual reaches retirement age.

A degree of special needs is established repeatedly for the individuals of retirement age: 

  • after special needs have been established repeatedly;
  • if the inspection of the decisions adopted by the territorial divisions of the DWCAO regarding the establishment of special needs and of a degree of special needs reveals that the decision regarding a degree of special needs has been adopted unreasonably.
Last updated: 30-05-2019