Public Defender Requests to Allow Simultaneous Enjoyment of Age Pension and Disability Social Package

Public Defender Requests to Allow Simultaneous Enjoyment of Age Pension and Disability Social Package

Tbilisi. The Public Defender of Georgia has addressed the Government of Georgia with a recommendation to eliminate discrimination against persons with disabilities who have reached the retirement age.

“According to the recommendation, the part of the Government’s Decree (No 279) on Social Package, which prohibits the simultaneous enjoyment of a disability social package and an age pension and allows only one of them, is discriminatory.

In view of all the above, the Public Defender of Georgia established direct discrimination on the ground of disability and called on the Prime Minister of Georgia to ensure that reaching the retirement age by a person with disabilities does not always exclude the possibility of receiving the social package and the -age pension at the same time”.

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Source: ombudsman.ge

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