From is monday march 6the Government confirmed that the Single Certificate of Disability (CUD) will be issued without expiration in its physical and digital versions, as long as “the certifying criteria are maintained”. However, it was made clear that the implementation will be “progressive, gradual and in stages”.
“Establish that the Single Certificate of Disability It will be granted without being subject to any time period, maintaining full force and validity as long as the certifying criteria are maintained.“, it was explained in article 1 of the Resolution 322/2023which was published in the Official bulletin under the signature of the executive director of the National Disability Agency (ANDIS), Fernando Galarraga.
Galarraga indicated that the goal is to reach a “new dynamics of linking people with disabilities with certification processes”both for those people who already have the CUD as well as for those seeking to process it for the first time.
“This update allows us to have a less bureaucratic, more modern and simpler tool,” said the head of ANDIS. In addition, the new certification process will require several accompaniment instances with a periodicity between 5 and 15 years for keep records up to date.
Disability certificate: the plan approved by the Government to optimize the process
It is worth mentioning that recently the extension for one year of the validity of the certificates that expired in 2023, which also extended the validity to those certificates that expired in 2021 or 2022 and had already been extended.
In turn, from the Government they seek to have a “proactive role” to accompany people with disabilities throughout their lives. It is in this context that they created the “Plan for the Promotion, Improvement and Strengthening of Disability Certification”in order to simplify this type of procedure.
“Disseminate rights and services which are accessed with the CUD”, “strengthen tools and resources related to certification” and “narrow the gap between certified people and the population with estimated disabilities”, are other of the objectives set out in this framework. They were set out in the annex to the Resolution 113/2023also made official in the Official Gazette.
In this sense, they explained that said plan will allow “provide forecast and follow-up to the actions already developed and developed by ANDIS in terms of certification”targeting the population of people with disabilities already certified and the population with disabilities in general, which is estimated at 10.2% of the country’s total.
On the other hand, it was mentioned that said action plan also includes “at environment for people with disabilities, Civil society organizations y related actors with the certification processes.
In this sense, the new measure is a relief for those who have the CUD as well as for their families and friends, since this was defined after their insistent claims against the complications that the renewal of the certificate implied, since the shifts with the Board Medical Evaluator used to take until seven months.
New disability certificate: all the changes and the steps to process it
Rights granted by the CUD
process the CUD gives you a series of rights to your beneficiaries:
- 100% coverage in rehabilitation benefits (medications, equipment, treatments) required in relation to the certified disability.
- Free transfers on public land transport.
- Annual school aid for children with disabilities.
- Family allowance for disabled child.
- Disabled spouse allowance.
- Exception from payment of tolls and taxes (municipal, patents, among others).
- Free parking in permitted places.
- In these cases, the exemption must be requested from the enforcement authority of each regulation.
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