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How to request recognition of a disability level

Who can be recognized?

Persons with disabilities are defined as those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.

Convention This link will open in a pop-up window

What are they for?

Among the possible benefits for people who have a level of disability recognised, the following can be pointed out:

  • Access to job creation measures for people with disabilities
  • Adaptation of the work position
  • Adaptation of recruitment tests for accessing public jobs
  • Early retirement
  • Access to public protection property
  • Individual aid and/or subsidies: rehabilitation treatments, support products, accessibility and adjustments in the home, etc.
  • Rehabilitation and support treatments
  • Educational resources and supports
  • Non-contributory pension (PNC) for disability
  • Financial and social assistance for people with disabilities: Healthcare and Prescription Drug Allowance and Mobility Aid and Rebate for Transport Costs
  • Family benefits: Economic assignment per child or minor with disability in foster care, or people over 18 years old with a disability rate equal to or more than 65%
  • Extension of maternity leave in cases of infant or minor in foster care with disability.
  • Inpatient Care in Centres
  • Tax benefits: Need for third party assistance to travel to the workplace, reduced mobility, need for adapting the property, etc.
    • Personal Income Tax (IRPF)
    • Corporation Tax (IS)
    • Inheritance and Gift Tax
    • Value Added Tax (VAT)
    • Special tax on certain means of trasporte (IEDMT)
    • Tax on Motor Vehicles (IVTM)
  • Parking card for people with reduced mobility
  • Bonotaxi
  • Reductions in modes of transport
  • Other aids and services for people with disabilities contemplated in organisations competent in Social Services, whether they are municipal, autonomous or state, or a social private initiative.

How is it requested?

The procedure is initiated at the request of the interested party.

Application procedures:

Where to apply for it

  • It can be applied for in person or by mail at any of theTerritorial Offices of IMSERSO in the case of the Autonomous Cities of Ceuta and Melilla, in the Central Services of IMSERSO, as well as in the registration offices established for this purpose by the Managing Bodies of the Autonomous Communities with this management competence;
  • In addition, it is possible to submit the application using any of the methods established in Article 38.4 of Law 30/1992 This link will open in a pop-up window.

Resolution:

Once the person has been recognised by the Evaluation and Orientation Centre Team, the managers of the Bodies competent in the matter in the Autonomous Communities or the Territorial Offices of IMSERSO need to make an express resolution on the recognition of the level, as well as the scoreobtained in scales to determine the need of the assistance of another person or mobility difficulties, if applicable. The recognition of the level of disability is understood to take place as from the application date, and the review date should be indicated.

The recognitition of the level of disability (formerly, degree of disability) is understood that it has had effect as from the application date, and the review date, if applicable, should be indicated.

Against the definitive resolutions, the interested parties can make a claim through the social jurisdicational process, in accordance with Article 71 of Act 36/2011, of 10 October, which regulates Social Jurisdiction This link will open in a pop-up window.

The accreditation of the level of disability will be valid throughout the Spanish state.