Severely-disabled people would prefer a much larger financial package than the one set aside by the government, but compared to the former government, which made allowances even smaller, it is still helpful, Labour Minister Viera Tomanová said on October 30.
The government has set aside Sk1.2 billion (€40 million) for the severely disabled.
According to ethnic-Hungarian SMK vice-chair Klára Sarközy, the government clearly doesn't want the disabled to work, as "all the conditions set by this law make it better for disabled people to stay at home.”
"We're pushing this group of people into a corner and preparing conditions for them to remain passive," KDH MP Monika Gibalová commented.
Sarközy noted that SMK and KDH welcomed the law, but didn't vote for it, as amendments proposed by professional organisations that they wanted to see approved weren't passed. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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