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)
|Total number of the disabled||2,511||2,490||2,494||2,501||2,511||2,519||2,517|
Number of Disability Pension Recipients(2009-2016)
Number of recipients
Unit : 1000 persons
|Near poverty class||45||46||52||53||56||61||55||32|
|Above near poverty class||143||133||118||91||87||79||28|