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Reform Support
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Supporting reforms to strengthen labour markets, social protection systems and migration management

Funding Programme
  • 2020

Reforming the assessment of disability

The Commission has supported Belgium, Greece, Latvia and Lithuania in improving disability assessment methodologies and procedures to contribute to a more holistic assessment of disability that takes better account of functional capacity and individual circumstances. Areas of technical support include:

  • analysing existing benefits and services aimed at providing income and integration support to people with disabilities;
  • reviewing organisational and administrative processes;
  • reviewing assessment methodologies;
  • adapting assessment tools to the national context;
  • designing, implementing and evaluating a pilot programme;
  • designing and providing training sessions;
  • developing recommendations for revised assessment processes.

The supported reforms of the disability assessment system are expected to contribute to fair and transparent procedures, as well as a reduction in administrative burden and waiting times to support the (re-)integration of people with disabilities in society and the labour market.