Croatia - Article 28

I - The resources and income of disabled people.

  1. Are there specific legislative procedures for disabled people to enable them to have a minimum of resources ?
  2. Do laws exist in your country to enable a minimum of resources for people who become disabled during their working lives ?

II - Disability compensation.

I –THE RESOURCES AND INCOME OF DISABLED PEOPLE.

A) An average of 70% of blind and seriously partially-sighted people of working age are unemployed. Are there specific legislative procedures for disabled people in your country to enable them to have a minimum of resources?

No

Minimum wage and “poverty line”.

- In order to compare the situation in different EBU member states, please indicate the minimum wage (if this exists in your country) for a full-time worker, and what is considered to be “the poverty line”.

Minimum wage in Croatia is 2.251,50 kuna.
The povery line for single household is 2.100,00 kuna per month and 4.410,00 kuna for household of four members.

B) Do laws exist in your country to enable a minimum of resources for people who become disabled during their working lives?

Yes

  • If yes : what is the name of the allowance ?

Compensation for physical impairment.
http://www.mirovinsko.hr/default.asp?id=69
(in Croate)

Specify by giving details of the following aspects:

 

  • 1 Criteria of eligibility

 

  1. Age.
    n/a
  2. Degree of disability.
     impairment in percentage  Degree  percentage of the compensation basis
     100%  1  40%
     90%  2  36%
     80%  3  32%
     70%  4  28%
     60%   5  24%
     50%  6  20%
     40%  7  16%
     30%  8  12%

       
    The basis of the compensation is determined by the Croatian Pension Insurance Institute. The basis of the compensation is 1.162,000 kuna (155 €). Compensation for physical impairment is adjusted in the same way as pensions.

  3. Nationality.

  4. Residency requirements.
    Must have Croatian citizenship.
  5. Other conditions, please give details.
    n/a

  • 2 Means test.

n/a

 

  • 3 Amount of the allowance.

500,00 kuna (67 €)   See the table above.

 

  • 4 Attribution, payment of the allowance.

- Who attributes the allowance: State, local government, others, give details.

Croatian Pension Insurance Institute. (Ministry of economy)

  • 5 Tax treatment of allowances and fringe benefits.
  1. Tax. Is the benefit subject to tax?
    No
  2. Fringe benefits. Does this allowance accord fringe benefits?
    Yes. Discount for car registration, exemption of paying the toll, the right to the accessibility sign, person and his/her guide exempted from paying the tourist tax, reductions in rail transport.

II – DISABILITY COMPENSATION.

A visual disability (blindness or serious loss of sight) entails additional costs which must be met. Is there a specific allowance in your country to compensate for these costs?

Yes

  • If yes, give the name of this allowance and reply to the following questions.

 Allowance for care and assistance.

  • 1 Eligibility conditions.
  1. Age.

    - Minimum:

    - Maximum:

    - Duration of the allowance.

  2. Degree of disability.
    The criteria: persons not capable of independent living, not rehabilitated persons – full amount of allowance. Rehabilitated persons: 70% of the allowance. The basis of the allowance is 500,00 kuna (67 €).
  3. Nationality.
  4. Conditions of residence in the country.
    Must have Croatian citizenship.
  5. Other conditions, give details.
    The circumstances and cause of vision loss (see below).

 

  • 2 Financial conditions.
  • 3 Amount of the allowance.

- What is the amount of the allowance?

The amount depends according to the cause of vision loss:
War veterans (war for Croatian independence): 4,200.00 kn (560 €); war veterans and civilians (2nd World War): 3.200, 00 kuna (450 €); persons losing sight in work conditions (until 1998): 1.100,00 kn (150 €); all other categories: 500 kuna (67 €) or 70% of 64€ (see the table).

 

  • 4 Attribution and payment of the allowance.

- Which organisations attribute and pay the allowance:
State, local authorities, please give details.

State authorities and in some cases local authorities.

 

  • 5 Payment of the allowance.

n/a

 

  • 6 Reduction of the allowance.

- State briefly under what conditions the allowance can be reduced.

Monthly.

 

  • 7 Tax system of the allowance and fringe benefits.
  1. Tax system.
    Is the allowance subject to tax?

    No
  2. Fringe benefits.
    Does the allowance offer fringe benefits?

    Yes

    - If yes, give details.

    See above + the right to tiphlotechnical aids – white cane, Braille watch, device for writing, audio reproductor of books in daisy format.