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As there are nearly one million people living with some form of disability in Hungary, the government “is working to ensure that both the healthy and the disabled can find their place in society,” the human resources ministry said on Friday, on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

“The government’s goal is to ensure that everyone who wants to should be able to work to the best of their ability and support their families from an income they earn,” the ministry said in a statement.

It noted government support totaling 50.1 billion forints (EUR 137.6m) for the employment of people living with disabilities by accredited companies for the scheme in 2021 and increases in monthly rehabilitation and disabled benefits.

At present some 44 percent of the people living with disabilities have jobs, up from 18 percent in 2010, the ministry said.

Ministry: More People with Disabilities Have Jobs
Ministry: More People with Disabilities Have Jobs

Thanks to government measures and job subsidies, the number of people with disabilities in employment has risen by more than 2.5 times since 2010, the Ministry of Human Resources said in a statement on Friday. Whereas ten years ago 60,000 people with disabilities had jobs, today that figure is 150,000. Restaurant Employing People with Disabilities […]Continue reading

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons in 1992.

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