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Volume 11, suplement 1

Problemy orzecznicze

Mentally retarded persons' capacity to work – comments on three cases

Robert Pudlo1, Małgorzata Pudlo2, Jerzy Matysiakiewicz1, Piotr Gorczyca1
1. Katedra i Oddział Kliniczny Psychiatrii Wydziału Lekarskiego w Zabrzu Śląskiej Akademii Medycznej w Katowicach
2. Oddziału I Psychiatrii Szpitala – Centrum Psychiatrii w Katowicach
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2002, 11, suplement 1 (14), 111-114
Keywords: mental retardation, disability certification, case report
Abstract

New terminology and practice in disability certification were introduced by the Act of 26.08.1996 changing same earlier statutes concerning the social insurance and old-age pension scheme. Capacity to work is no longer the subject matter of certification, but only lass of such capacity in the period of employment. The new legal solutions are disadvantageous to the social group of the mentally retarded. These persons are deprived of the right to disability pension even though they have paid their social insurance rates for many years.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Robert Pudlo,
Katedra i Oddział Kliniczny Psychiatrii Wydziału Lekarskiego w Zabrzu Śląskiej Akademii Medycznej w Katowicach,
ul. Pyskowicka 49, 42-600 Tarnowskie Góry