Description of the assessment of the capacity for work level

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Description content

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Administrative service code

01

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Administrative service version

Version 8

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Administrative service name

Assessment of the capacity for work level

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Administrative service description

 

A working capacity is established for adult applicants from 18 years of age until a retirement age, and for individuals under 18 years of age who are (were) insured with the state social insurance after a complex assessment of medical as well as of individual's performance and ability to participate criteria.

After establishing a working capacity of 0-55 % for an individual, the territorial division of the DWCAO issues:

  • Disability Certificate
  • Certificate of capacity level or certificate of occupational diseases
  • The nature and conditions for work;
  • A recommendation regarding a need for assistance.

A certificate is also issued to the individuals with a working capacity of 60 % and more when the reasons of a working capacity are as follows:

  • accident (mutilation) at work;
  • occupational disease;
  • disease (mutilation) acquired during service or training;
  • disease (mutilation) that resulted from aggressive actions that were taken against the citizens of the country during the period from the 11th to 13th of January 1991 and subsequent events; 
  • disease (mutilation) due to the effects of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant emergency response works;
  • disease (mutilation) acquired during the actions of resistance to occupation of 1940-1990;
  • disease (mutilation) acquired during illegal detention and exile;
  • disease (mutilation) acquired during a service in the active armies of Anti-Hitler coalition states, partisan squads and groups during the World War Second;
  • disease (mutilation) acquired as result of detention in ghettos, concentration camps or forced camps of other types;
  • disease (mutilation) acquired as result of forced works;
  • disease (mutilation) acquired as result of performing the duty of the citizen;
  • disease (mutilation) acquired during military service or military training in the Soviet army.

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Regulations applying to the provision of the administrative service

Law on Social Integration of the Disabled of the Republic of Lithuania XI-1488;

Order No. A1-139/V-356 On Approval of the Description of Criteria for the Capacity for Work Level Assessment and Procedure Capacity for Work Level Assessment, of 21 March 2005 of the Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania and the Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania.

The Order No A1-92 of the Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania of 4 April 2005 on the Approval of the forms of the certificates of the level of a working capacity, of the level of a working capacity due to an accident at work or occupational disease, of the level of disability and of the Description of the procedure of their issue.

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Information and documents to be submitted by the individual

 

Information and documents to be provided by an applicant:

  • An application on capacity for work level assessment;
  • A filled in a referral to DCWS;
  • Medical analyses extracts proving the disease gravity and the diagnosis, extracts of the Clinical record of hospital treatment, Personal health records and other medical documents;
  • A passport or Personal Identity Card of the citizen of the Republic of Lithuania or of the Member State of the European Union, a passport or a residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania, a temporary residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania issued in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Lithuania as to an alien intending to work in the Republic of Lithuania a work that requires high professional qualification, a temporary or permanent residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania issued after the granting of asylum in the Republic of Lithuania, except when an electronic service of this type is provided via the state e-Government System and an applicant applies electronically for the establishment of the level of a working capacity. When an individual lodges an application electronically, the applicant shall confirm his / her identity by means of electronic signature or by other means laid down in the legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania;
  • the documents confirming educational background, specialty, qualification of the individual.
  • 1 photo ( 3x4 cm).

Additional documents describing the nature of the disorder of the body's functions:

  • in case of movement disorders – informing on the Barthel Index, functional independence test, pain evaluation scale, assessment of the muscle condition, the degree of movement disorder;
  • in case of mental diseases and disorders – informing on the personal intelligence coefficient (IQ), the Mini mental test performed, a psychological personality test, all confirming the degree of imbecility, behavioural, emotional, will-related and other disorders;
  • in case of vision and hearing disorders – informing on the special control tests confirming the degree of visual and / or hearing impairments;
  • in case of speech disorder – the speech test;
  • if an individual referred is an officer of the internal service system, the recommendation to refer to the DWCAO issued by the Central Medical Expertise Commission of the Medical Centre under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania must be additionally provided.

In case of the following reasons of the level of a working capacity:

  • concerning an accident at work – an investigative act of an accident at work and, when necessary, other documents specified in the Rules for establishing the level of a working capacity related to the accidents at work or effects of occupational diseases approved by the Order of the Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania and of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania;
  • concerning an occupational disease – an investigative and confirmatory act of occupational disease and, when necessary, other documents specified in the Rules for establishing the level of a working capacity related to the accidents at work or effects of occupational diseases approved by the Order of the Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania and of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania;
  • concerning disease (mutilation) acquired during the service or training - medical and military documents in the prescribed form. When necessary, the judicial decision or judgement in the pre-trial investigation, the document of other competent authority confirming that the accident is related to the person injured (mutilated) and his/her service;
  • concerning disease (mutilation) in relation to the events of January 11-13 of 1991 and the USSR aggression that followed afterwards - a certificate of legal status of the Independence Defender issued by the municipality, and a certificate issued by the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Lithuania confirming the fact of injury caused at the time of defending the freedom of the Republic of Lithuania in 1991;
  • concerning disease (mutilation) acquired because of an effect of Chernobyl nuclear power plant emergency response works – documents confirming participation (a military ID, a certificate from the military authority or referral from the working place), the certificate issued by the municipality confirming that the person participated in combatting Chernobyl nuclear power plant effects, and the conclusion from the Specialist Commission for determining  linkage of disease to participation in combatting Chernobyl nuclear power plant effects the composition of which is approved by the Minister of Health;
  • concerning disease (mutilation) acquired by political prisoners, exiles and persons who are equivalent to them, participants in the resistance to the occupations of 1940-1990 - the appropriate legal status certificates issued by the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania; the individuals who during the World War II were taken for forced works, or who were held in ghettos, concentration camps or coercive camps of other type – the certificate issued by the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Lithuania or by the Ministry of the Interior; the individuals who during the World War II served in the active armies of Anti-Hitler coalition states, partisan squads and groups – the certificate from the Ministry of National Defence;
  • concerning disease (mutilation) as result of performing the duty of the citizen – the documents confirming that the disease (mutilation) resulted from performance of the duty of the citizen;
  • concerning disease (mutilation) acquired during military service or military training in the Soviet army – the documents confirming that the disease (mutilation) arose during the military service or military training in the Soviet army, i.e. a military document of the person confirming the mandatory military service or military training in the Soviet army, a military-medical document confirming the disease or mutilation, or a document issued by the medical facility confirming a slowly progressing disease that was diagnosed within 5 years of the service in the army, or the decision of the medical consilium formed of psychiatrists of the personal health care facilities providing inpatient psychiatric services that confirms a slowly progressing mental disease that is associated with the service during the Soviet–Afghan War.

Referral, application and other necessary documents to DWCAO shall be submitted within 60 calendar days after the day that the referral was filled in. 

The aforementioned documents can be submitted to the DWCAO by:

  • an individual, his/her parents, spouse, adult children, custodians (guardians) or other individuals authorized by him/her, or by a social worker of the municipality of residence who represents an individual, or by a social worker of a social care institution in which an individual lives, and this can be done upon arrival to the DWCAO or by sending by a registered mail;
  • by a physician who is responsible for the treatment of an individual if the documents are in an electronic form.

Copies of submitted personal documents may be certified by DCWS specialists. This requires having original personal documents.

If the documents are sent by registered mail, personal document copies must be notarized, or certified by an elder or a consular officer of the Republic of Lithuania.

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Information and documents to be received by the institution (the officer analyzing the application)

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Administrative service provider

DCWS territorial divisions.

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Administrative service head

 Heads of DWCAO territorial divisions.

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Administrative service duration

The capacity for work level shall be assessed within 15 business days since the date of submitting all the required documents.

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Administrative service fee (if any)

The service is free of charge.

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Application form

Application form for determination of working capacity

Request for assessment of the level of incapacity for work due to an accident at work or an occupational disease

Last updated: 24-07-2019