Description of the assessment of the disability level

 

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Description content

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Administrative service code

02

2.

Administrative service version

Version 9

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Administrative service name

Issue of a disability certificate

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Administrative service description 

The disability level assessed for individuals under 18 years except for individuals who have (had) State Social insurance coverage.

Disability level is assessed complexly by evaluating individual’s health condition, possible independence in daily activities and opportunities to develop oneself, impact of environmental factors and other important aspects.

The disability level is assessed based on the referral to DWAO issued for an individual by a health care institution, where explicit data about individual’s health condition is provided as well as based on medical and other documents. Individual’s activity and ability to participate questionnaires are filled in.  An individual (children at the age of 4-18 years old) and (or) parents (foster-parents), caretakers, guardians answer  the questions of the questionnaire.

Documents may be submitted directly by arriving to the Disability and Working Capacity Assessment Office under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour (hereinafter – DWCAO), by sending it through registered mail or through courier. 

Territorial division of the DWCAO, upon adopting a decision on the extract of individual’s disability level and issues (sends):

  • Note on disability level;
  • Certificate of the disabled.

Decision adopted by the territorial division of the DWCAO may be appealed to the Director of DWCAO:

  • within 30 calendar days after documentation delivery or dispatch to the individual, when an individual disagrees with the decision adopted by the DWCAO territorial division;
  • within 90 calendar days after notification of pension or benefits paying institution, when the pensions or benefits paying institution disagrees with the decision adopted by the DWCAO territorial division.

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Legal acts applying to the provision of the administrative service

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

Order No. V-188/A1-84/ISAK-487 On Approval of the Description of the Criteria and Procedure for the Disability Level Assessment, dated on 23 March 2005, of the Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania, the Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania, and the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania.

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Information and documents to be submitted by the individual

The following documents are to be submitted for assessment of the disability level:

  • A filled in referral to DWCAO (the referral is valid for 60 days after the day that it was filled in);
  • Medical analyses extracts (instrumental and laboratory), proving the disease gravity and diagnosis; if there is a need, extracts of the Clinical hospital treatment record(form No. 003/a) and Personal health records (form No. 025/a). 

Additional documents describing the nature of bodily dysfunctions:

  • in case of mobility disorders - informing about the Barthel index, the functional independence measure test, the pain assessment scale, the muscular condition assessment, the degree of mobility dysfunction; 
  • in case of mental diseases and disorders - informing about the personal intellectual coefficient (IQ); the completed Mini Mental Test, a psychological personality analysis, the ones proving the degree of mental handicap, behavioral, emotional, will and other disorders;
  • in case of visual and hearing disorders - informing about special control tests, confirming the degree of visual and (or) hearing disorders;
  • in case of language dysfunction - informing about the conclusion on language assessment.  

The previously indicated documents may be submitted to the DWCAO by:

  • Individual’s parents (foster-parents), guardians or caretakers;
  • Doctor treating the individual, if the documents are in an electronic form.

Note: an individual shall submit an application and other necessary document also in such case if the referral was filled and submitted to the DWCAO online.

Individual’s parents (foster-parents), guardians or caretakers shall additionally submit the following documents to the DWCAO:

  • An application to assess the disability level (for the individuals up to 18 years old) (an application may be filled in by arriving to the DWCAO or by filling in an online application form and printing it out;
  • A personal identification document of a person for whom the disability level is assessed (passport of the Republic of Lithuania or passport, ID card or permission to live in the Republic of Lithuania) and (or) a birth certificate if a child was born before 1 January 2017, a personal identification document of an authorised person (passport of the Republic of Lithuania or passport, ID card or permission to live in the Republic of Lithuania)   except for the cases when such a service is provided through e-Government system, and application on the assessment of the disability level is filled in online;
  • If applicable, a certificate of a Pedagogical-Psychological Service or Educational Service regarding the primary/ repeated pedagogical-psychological assessment of special educational needs (except for needs arising due to exceptional abilities) applying pedagogical, psychological, medical and social pedagogical aspects listed in the description of order confirmed by the Order No. V-1775 of the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania dated on 30 September 2011;
  • 1 photo (3x4 cm).

If documents are submitted by caretakers (guardians), a personal identification document (passport of the Republic of Lithuania or passport, ID card or permission to live in the Republic of Lithuania) of the caretaker (guardian) are to be additionally submitted.

Copies of submitted personal documents are made and certified by the DWCAO specialists. This requires having original copies of personal documents.

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

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

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

Individuals may register for a meeting in DWCAO in advance on the internet, on the website  

www.ndnt.lt

https://epaslaugos.ndnt.lt/registracija/login?ReturnUrl=%2fregistracija%2fRegistration%2fRegisterContacts

or through E-government gateway.

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

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Administrative service provider

 DWCAO territorial divisions

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Administrative service head

Heads of DWCAO territorial divisions

10.

Administrative service duration

Having received all the necessary documents, the disability level is assessed within 15 working days.

When the decision of the DWCAO territorial division is appealed, the DWCAO reassess the disability level and adopts the decision within 30 calendar days after the day of receiving all the necessary documents.

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Administrative service fee

The service is free of charge. 

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Application form

 

Disability Application Form (for persons under 18)

 

Last updated: 24-07-2019