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Number of Registered Persons with Disabilities and Disability Pension Recipients

  • As of 2016, 2.511 million people were registered as disabled. Physical disability accounted for the largest share at 50.5%, followed by speech/hearing disability (11.6%) and visual disability (10.1%).
  • The number of Disability Pension recipients reached 350,000 in 2016, which represents was a 2.3% increase from 2015 and a 35.7% increase from 2010.
  • Previously, disability allowances were limited to BLSP* benefit recipients and individuals at or below 50% of the median income. The coverage has been expanded to include those above the 50% threshold under the Disability Pension (*BLSP: Basic Livelihood Security Program).
Number and Status of the Disabled Registered(2010-2016)
Number and Status of the Disabled Registered(2010-2016)
Number and Status of the Disabled Registered(2010-2016)
category 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Total number of the disabled 2,511 2,490 2,494 2,501 2,511 2,519 2,517
Physical Impaiment 1,267 1,281 1,296 1,309 1,322 1,333 1,338
Visual Impaiment 253 253 253 253 253 251 249
Hearing Impaiment 291 269 271 273 276 279 278
Intellectual Impaiment 195 190 184 179 173 167 161
Other 505 497 490 489 487 489 491
Number of Disability Pension Recipients(2009-2016)
Number of Disability Pension Recipients(2009-2016)

Number of recipients

Unit : 1000 persons

Number of Disability Pension Recipients(2009-2016)
category 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Total 350 342 329 305 305 308 258 205
General recipients 134 135 130 131 134 138 145 143
Institutionalized recipients 28 28 29 30 29 30 30 30
Near poverty class 45 46 52 53 56 61 55 32
Above near poverty class 143 133 118 91 87 79 28
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