The persons who suffered as a result of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster will no longer have to file an application for health recovery benefit each year after this right is set by the National House of Social Insurance (CNAS) for the first time. A bill to this effect was approved by the Cabinet in its meeting on Tuesday, IPN reports.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection said that this way the process of offering the annual recovery benefit to persons affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the annual health rehabilitation benefit for employees of special risk subdivisions, who became persons with disabilities, will be simplified.
The bill supplements the legislation to optimize the exchange of electronic data between the public authorities and institutions that manage state information systems. This way the CNAS will be able to automatically access the available data through the interoperability platform Mconnect and will use them to set the benefit repeatedly.
According to the information provided by the CNAS, the average one-off health recovery benefit in 2022 was 14,968.8 lei and was asked by 1,733 persons, 1,604 of whom had different disability degrees.