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What is disability?

Disability is the reduction of the possibility for:

  • ensuring or preserving one’s workplace or
  • career advancement

due to the changes in one’s health condition, which may be rectified with treatment or medical rehabilitation measures.

 

The causes for the occurrence of disability are:

  • occupational injury,
  • occupational disease,
  • sickness,
  • non-work-related injury.

 

If you become disabled, then the disability commission classifies you into one of the three disability categories based on the remaining work capacity:

category I:

  • if you are no longer able to perform an organised gainful activity or
  • if you are no longer able to perform your occupation or you no longer have any remaining work capacity

category II:

  • if the work capacity for one’s occupation is reduced by fifty percent or more

category III:

  • if you are no longer capable for full-time work, but you may still perform certain part-time work for at least four hours per day or
  • if the work capacity for one’s occupation is reduced by less than fifty percent or
  • if you can still perform full-time work in your own occupation, but you are not able to perform work at the workplace at which you have been working.
Pension and Disability Insurance Institute of Slovenia, Kolodvorska 15, Ljubljana
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