To maintain the various basic rights for the disabled and to protect
their opportunities in equal participation of society, thereby to
promote independence and development. The Administration has
specifically established the Disabled Welfare Section to take
responsibilities in the planning and promoting physical disability
related policies and welfare. The different measures for organization
are described below:
I. Disabled Welfare and Rights Protection Policy Drafting
On July 11th, 2007, the “People with Disabilities Rights Protection
Act” was amended and promulgated with adoption of the international
health function and disability categorization system promulgated by
World Health Organization (WHO) to define disability and promote
disability verification and demand evaluation system, in addition to
promoting relevant agencies with drafting or relevant sub acts and
II. Implementing Disabled Rights and Protection White Paper
The “White Paper on the Protection of the Rights for People with
Disabilities” was approved by the Social Welfare Promotional Committee,
Executive Yuan on May 26th, 2009 through the 14th Committee Meeting.
The Ministry of Interior Affairs promulgated and implemented this white
paper via Tai-Nei-Zi Letter No.: 0980129226 on July 30th, 2009, to plan
for the near, mid and long-term accomplishment schedule of persons with
disabilities in welfare service, medical care, education, employment,
barrier-free environment, financial safety, and comprehensive issues.
Such seven dimensions of requirement will be used as the vision and
basis for the government to promote works that promote the rights and
protection of persons with disabilities over the next 10 years.
III. Financial Safety
(1) Provide living subsidize to disabled persons: Develop “Disabled
Living Subsidy Provision Method.” For total family income and property
meeting the disabled will be issued of living subsidy each month.
(2) Disabled participating in social health insurance premium subsidy:
Develop “Disabled Participating in Social Health Insurance Premium
Subsidy Method and provide insurance premium according to the level of
(3) Provide vital equipment for disabled and necessary living assistive
device with power subsidy: To cope with rising electricity bill that
brings high family financial stress to disabled relying on vital
equipment, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Ministry of Health
and Welfare Affairs announced in the announcement of the qualification,
scope of application, and electricity bill charging method for families
IV. Living Care
(1) Home Service for Disabled: Organizing body care service, home
affairs service, friendly visits, catering to home, home barrier
environment and improvement of residential evaluation from the
municipal and country (city) government.
(2) Community Care for Persons with Disabilities: The municipal and
county (city) government shall organize daycare, community daytime
operation facilities services, life rebuilding, temporary and
short-term care, community residence, independent living suppers,
catering services, recovering box service, (3) Promoting Community
LOHAS Replenishing Station for Disabled: In addition to funding
the organization of disabled community LOHAS replenishing station, the
community residence and living service program facing adults with
mental disability and those with severe disabilities could not be
provided with the disabled operation activities access to the shelter
workshop with independent training and cultural and recreational
(4) Institution Care: To continue the funding to disabled welfare
institutions and organizing the disabled welfare institution assessment
and disability welfare institutions for briefing, additional
investigation and prohibited on institution without registration while
taking aggressive measure in counseling the local social and political
competent authorities with preparation of special institutions for
chronic psychologically disabled.
V. Assistive Device and Resource Service Integration
(1) Develop the “Research Development and Service Approaches for
Disabled Assistive Device with Resource Integration” in addition to
routinely hold assistive integrated contact meeting.
(2) Funding for Disabled Assistive Device Fees: Develop disabled
assistive device feeds and subsequent benchmark to combine with
assistive device evaluation mechanism and promote public to purchase
proper assistive device.
(3) Establish the central assistive device resource promotion center
and funding for county (city) establishment of assistive device
resource center for assistive device recovery, maintenance, rental,
exhibition, and consulting.
(4) Funding for the organization of assistive device with maintenance
services. The extending assistive device comes with self expiration.
VI. Individual Professional Services
Aggressive training for various disabled professionals who shall be
selected and trained for disabled welfare service affairs in accordance
with “Disabled Service Personnel Qualification Training and Management
Guidelines” and “Disabled Service Staff Training Course.”
VII. Other welfare service activities
(1) Subsidize corporate institutions or groups with the organization of
various disabled welfare service activities.
(2) Organizing outstanding disabled with presentation and other large
events to correspond with the international disabled day with
combination of governments and disabled teams organizing different
(3) Organizing “Disabled Welfare Institution Autumn Product Joint