A disabled person is someone who has been physically, mentally, psychologically and sensually handicapped by the environmental constraints, as well as those who are limited to 12 months and more for the full and effective participation in social life.
According to the 2018 statistics, there are 105 730 disabled people in Mongolia which makes up 3% of the total population. In other words, it means one in every seven families has a disabled person. 56.4% of these are men and 43.6% are women.
The rights of disabled people are not protected by any specific rights guaranteed by law. Disabled people have the same right of using the right of participating in civil, political, economic, social and cultural activities without any discrimination. However, the means for the full realization of these rights vary and specific requirements and tools are necessary.
What are the rights of disabled people for social welfare and protection?
- To receive social insurance and pensions
- To receive social welfare pensions
- To receive conditional cash allowance
- To get support and discount
- To get specialized nursing care
- To participate in community-based welfare services
- To participate in employment support services
- To have access to health services
- To attend educational, cultural and art services