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Cabinet okays disability allowance hike from Bt800 to Bt1,000

By THE NATION

 

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The Cabinet has approved a hike in disability allowance from Bt800 to Bt1,000 per month starting October 1, Government Deputy Spokeswoman Ratchada Thanadirek said on Tuesday (January 28).

 

“The adjustment was made to help disabled persons cope with the present cost of living,” she said. “Statistics show that most of the disabled persons live in rural areas and have an average income of only Bt4,326 per month. The increase in disability allowance is expected to promote a better quality of life for the disabled and reduce the burden on relatives.”

 

Ratchada further added that the prime minister has also ordered related agencies to work together in improving the quality of life of disabled persons in three aspects:

 

Improve facilities: All government buildings must install equipment to facilitate accessibility for disabled persons such as wheelchair ramps. The Ministry of Interior will be the central agency for approving the designs and considering the budget for installing these facilities.

 

Career promotion: The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security has been ordered to compile a database of disabled persons divided by their vocational abilities. They are to work with the private sector and the Ministry of Labour to provide appropriate jobs as well as necessary career training for each person.

 

Benefits: The Office of Social Security and National Health Security Office will together consider providing suitable health benefits to insured disabled persons in case of accident, illness or unemployment.

 

“As of December 2019, there are 2.02 million persons registered with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities,” said the spokeswoman. “The adjustment in disability allowance will require an additional Bt4.852 billion budget annually, which will come from the Pracharat Fund for Grass-roots Economy and Society for fiscal year 2021.”

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30381217?utm_source=homepage_hilight&utm_medium=internal_referral

 

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9 minutes ago, webfact said:

“The adjustment was made to help disabled persons cope with the present cost of living,” she said.

An extra 200 baht is not going to do anything for the disabled i mean really . 

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the income for a Disabled, would be only what their family can spare for them 

 

what sort of 'jobs' would be on her List, for them? 

I'd start off with Lottery Seller... 😞 

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Just now, tifino said:

 the size of a sparrow's fart is all relative to the size of it's prey's nose

That might be so but a 20% increase is a lot especially for a country where tax collection and people paying taxes is really low. You cant hand out gifts if you dont have income. 

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1 minute ago, robblok said:

No but its an 20% increase.. when did an European country give an 20% increase to an allowance. So I would say its a big increase. 

You would think different if you had only 1000 baht per month.

Man only 100 meters from me, bedridden, fed by tube, her mother and wife were running a local shop, had to close down to take care of him, only income in that family is father driving long distance buses.

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Just now, colinneil said:

You would think different if you had only 1000 baht per month.

Man only 100 meters from me, bedridden, fed by tube, her mother and wife were running a local shop, had to close down to take care of him, only income in that family is father driving long distance buses.

You expect Western style handouts in a country that does not have western style taxes. Crazy IMHO. 

 

Unless people start paying real taxes (and that wont happen) there wont be money for stuff like this.

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2 minutes ago, CGW said:

Agreed! but when the same country is "investing" heavily in submarines and military hardware & other such nonsense it becomes insulting! no matter how hard you try to justify it.

The military hardware is total non sense can't be justified (yea to pad the bank accounts of generals). This however does not mean Thailand can afford a western style for handouts while people are not paying taxes. 

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7 minutes ago, robblok said:

The military hardware is total non sense can't be justified (yea to pad the bank accounts of generals). This however does not mean Thailand can afford a western style for handouts while people are not paying taxes. 

They have more money in the bank than the UK, money before empathy? The world has become a sad place since accountants started running it!

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3 minutes ago, CGW said:

They have more money in the bank than the UK, money before empathy? The world has become a sad place since accountants started running it!

Yea its so much better to spend and not think about income then to let those pesky accountants balance it all so there is as much income as there are expenditures. 

 

Nobody is preventing you from donating your wealth and helping others shoving it to those pesky accountants. 

 

I always find socialist quite good at spending other peoples money but when their own money is at stake they get a lot less giving. 

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2 minutes ago, robblok said:

Yea its so much better to spend and not think about income then to let those pesky accountants balance it all so there is as much income as there are expenditures.

We are talking about the same place here? Thailand, $$$$$$$$$ first, people second - great attitude, one that you appear to support.

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