[2004-2005] Social Insurance Reform – Disability Study in Bulgaria

Period: 2004 – 2005

Work Sphere: Social Inclusion and Integrated services

Type of Action: Capacity building

Client: Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria

Partners: Gesellschaft fuer Vericherungs-wissenschaft und-gestaltung e.V. (GVG)

Objective: To assist the Government in improving the targeting and administration of benefits currently available to people with disability

Activities: Providing review of the existing disability benefits and disability benefit administration; Providing a training program for institutions assessing disability; Training to representatives of the main institutions involved. The training has covered both limited theoretical instruction and practical case assessment; Three EU disability regimes were described and compared to the Bulgarian disability system three EU disability regimes; Developing an Options paper for improved control for new disability assessments and the reassessment of the stock of people with disability