An employer who hires a disabled person may receive a reimbursement of some of the costs incurred with regard to the payment of wages, vocational training, adaptation of workstations and physical access to work, transport and the provision of adequate equipment.
Who is eligible
Employers who meet their obligations in terms of employment of disabled workers are entitled to financial support concerning the payment of wages, vocational training, adaptation of workstations and physical access to work, transport and the provision of adequate professional equipment.
Self-employed persons who have the disabled worker status and who pursue their professional activity are also entitled to the same aid.
Every employer must declare all vacant positions to the National Employment Agency (ADEM), including the positions to be filled by disabled workers.
How to proceed
The employer must contact ADEM's department for disabled workers in order to submit an initial application.
The level of State aid will in particular depend on:
- the decrease in production output of the disabled worker due to the decrease in his/her capacity to work;
- the employer's compliance with the mandatory quota;
- the employer's compliance with his/her obligation to declare vacant positions to the ADEM;
- efforts made by the employer to maintain the employment of disabled workers, etc.
The State may cover:
- between 30 % and 100 % of the gross salary, including the employer's share of social security contributions if the disabled worker is placed in a normal job;
- all or part of the costs for:
- adapting workstations and access to the workplace;
- the purchase of professional equipment and training material for disabled workers;
- transport to the workplace.
Good to know:
Employees with disabilities are entitled to additional leave of six working days. The employer may receive a reimbursement of the daily allowance for the additional leave. For disabled employees working part-time, the reimbursement is prorated according to the degree of occupation.