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168th Regular Session of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia

Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

At today's session, the Government adopted the draft Social Inclusion of Disabled Persons Act. The act replaces the Social Care of Mentally and Physically Disabled Persons Act from 1983 and rounds out Slovenian legislation in the area of disability care with the objective of allowing disabled persons in the community to live independently (Use of Slovenian Sign Language Act, Equalisation of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Act, Personal Assistance Act).
With the new law, the Government is further increasing the range of disabled persons entitled to rights under the law, which will now include:
– persons with autism spectrum disorders who have such severe forms of maladaptive behaviours that they are unable to live independently and are unable to obtain their own means of subsistence,
– persons with moderate to severe brain damage or impairment, and
– deaf blind persons.
By expanding the range of beneficiaries, we hope to solve the problem of young people who are afflicted with severe disabilities prior to their initial employment and therefore do not acquire rights under the Pension and Disability Insurance Act. 
The law enables a transition to employment and the reinstatement of disability benefits once the employment period ends. If they receive wages, they will now still be entitled to benefits up to their net minimum salary.
Another new element is support services:
– training for independent living
– lifelong learning
– supported living
– services for elderly disabled persons.


The Government also adopted several other draft acts, including the draft Railway Traffic Safety Act, draft amendments to the Railway Transport Act, draft act amending the Classified Information Act, draft Act on International Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid of the Republic of Slovenia and draft Consular Protection Act.



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