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Monday, 26 May 2014

Social Security System for Disabled Persons Improved in China

The social security system for disabled persons is being further improved, said a government report Monday.

"The Chinese government has enlarged the range of disabled people's social welfare and raised their benefit level," said a report on China's human rights in 2013, issued by the State Council Information Office.

By 2013, over 6.28 million disabled persons in both urban and rural areas received the minimum subsistence allowance, 4.014 million disabled persons in urban areas and 16.383 million in rural areas participated in the respective endowment insurance systems, and 944,000 disabled people were looked after by social services, according to the report.

The governments explored ways to provide poverty-stricken disabled people with living subsidies and severely disabled people with care subsidies, it said.

Some 15 provincial-level regions established the system of granting living subsidies to poverty-stricken disabled people, and eight provincial-level regions established the system of granting care subsidies to severely disabled people, benefiting over 6 million disabled people, the report said.

Source : CRI English , 26th May 2014

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