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 of Disability Pension Recipients(2009-2016)