legal protection

People with disabilities depend on society providing the compensation that is needed for enabling a life with equal opportunities. Thus, it is pivotal that the municipalities keep within the law, and that they evaluate cases correctly.

In Denmark, the state lays down a framework legislation, while it is up to the municipal self-government to determine the level of services, and to make assessments in individual cases.

It is also the municipality, which decides whether to bring in external specialist knowledge, and whether to buy specialised offers outside the municipality.

DHF is not against the municipal self-government, as it provides a good opportunity to adjust offers to local conditions and ensure that those, who make the decisions within the area, are close to the citizens.
However, we see significant challenges in the fact that the help you can expect to receive, is very different from municipality to municipality.

The specialised offers need to be nationally coordinated, and there is a need for the municipalities to be held liable with regards to bringing in external special knowledge, and to utilising the specialised offers.
At the same time, we want correct rulings from the beginning.

This is why we believe that there is a need for financial models, which ensures that financial means for the disability area are properly utilised, and that a burdened economy in the municipalities will not cause compensation to be smaller for the individual citizen.

The state of law has to be clearer – for both citizens and public officials.
Coordinating case procedure is needed, and municipalities should not be able to speculate in saving money based on incorrect ruling. Finally, there is a need for the appeal system to receive sufficient resources, in order to bring the time, you have to wait for a decision, to a minimum.

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