Article | Last updated: 2008-05-26 | Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Assistive aids are intended to compensate for practical problems that individuals with disabilities encounter in society. An assistive aid is a device or solution, and it shall be part of an overall comprehensive plan. The Government’s goal is that people with disabilities shall be ensured equal living conditions and quality of life and an active, independent life on a par with others.
People with enduring disabilities (lasting more than two years) are entitled to assistive aids from the National Insurance scheme when they are necessary and expedient in order to find or keep a job, improve the person’s ability to function in everyday life or be cared for at home. The municipalities are responsible for lending assistive aids to users in the event of temporary needs (less than two years).