We are still pursuing the medical model in Hungary, as if it was still relevant at all…

I read an article today about the different tax benefits and financial aid available to people living with disabilities, and that made me think.

Our Hungarian laws are still listing various illnesses and reasons for disability, all dependent on medical evaluation and different percentages.

It is only one thing that these regulations are all based on the well-known old medical model, but the other is that these evaluation procedures give an unfortunately great opinion for corruption. It is not hard to imagine that in a system like this people with disabilities would give anything to get 10 more percent, and therefore get more aid.

In order to reach the ultimate goal, the proper employment of people with disabilities, it would be the best to find solutions on how to motivate employers (with tax benefits) to employ these people, so that it could be a common interest.

The only solution is that, rather than strengthening their dependence on aid.

February 11., 2014

Ábel Gergő Kaszián dr.

 

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