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The social insurance on the case Staffan: Can be difficult to understand.

Administrators at the Swedish social Insurance agency in the case of Staffan Gustafson understand that it is highly unlikely that there are any jobs he could take, because he had to quit at Samhall, the only employers that have this type of protected, custom job.

Still, it has two times made the decision that the 56-year-old Staffan not to get the sickness compensation (previously early retirement pension), but to seek a job through the employment service.

– the social Insurance office need to consider several elements, for example, if he has deteriorated medically, which could be noted that he does not have. Then the question is, can he have an equivalent custom work elsewhere? And it is there that it is tricky, that the work should not be a job that is available in the here and now, " says Ingeborg Watz-Forslund.

" Yes, I can understand that it is very difficult for individuals generally to comprehend, but the rules look like.

– the social Insurance office has pointed out just this problem with the law and has for more than a year ago has written to the government with proposals for changes in the law when it comes to this issue. We want to have a more flexible legislation, so that the custom work should be available within a reasonable period of time.

" I have no good answer, there is no such clarity in the legislation.

Ingeborg Watz-Forslund hope that the authority shall receive guidance by Staffan Gustafsons case is taken up in the administrative court.

– When the amount of the reduction (of working capacity) has not changed, you have been able to work in the past, while this type of work in the community disappears and there is nothing to offer, can förvaltningsrättens crucial support.

" It is clear that this certainly had to be able to go a lot smoother and better on the basis that it took a long time, of course. We want nothing other than that it runs smooth and fast to get a decision, you understand. And not to create unnecessary anxiety and despair of people.

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