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The social letterbox: Can I push the municipality to process a pension claim

I am writing to you in desperation over the municipal caseworker at the job center, on the third year refuses to provide a disability pension to a citizen, I am a representative for.

the Citizen has the following medically documented illnesses and psychological challenges:

due to epileptic seizures, severe impaired learning ability, moderately dyslexic, light dementia, light mental retardation, extreme obesity with a bmi of 43+, PCOS/PCO, reduced walking distance due to overweight, impaired balance, reduced work intensity, may not coordinate more than two tasks at the same time.

from 2001 to 2015 has been arbejdsprøvet in 15 different professions, all of which have resulted in progressionsrapporter (descriptions of the citizen's development in various fields, ed.), where the citizen is recognized suitable. The citizen has from 2001 to 2005, has been on rehabilitation, and from 2006 to 2014 on social assistance, and since 2015 in a ressource procedures

from July 2015, and until today's date, not launched any kind of activation or jobafprøvninger, in spite of that, in the ressourceforløbets plan of action is described, that the citizen shall be tested in several long-term jobafprøvninger and participate in a ordblindeforløb and have a støttekontaktperson.

has been assigned to a new caseworker eight months ago – a young 23-year-old with no experience – as in all of the eight months have shown passivity, but, however, remove the citizen's støttekontaktperson. The citizen has the last three years, lost the last remnant of confidence in the system, and the orcs are no longer fighting his case, which is why she now has appointed me as the representative.

My question is, what can I do to ’force’ the municipality to deal with the citizen's desire for early retirement?

If I were you, I would make sure to help the citizen to get ’wrapped up’ its case with all the documentation that is on the reduced work ability, as well as all the updated medical documents that demonstrate the health condition.

social Worker Puk Sabber manager the social letterbox. Photo: Jakob Boserup

check the health.dk , where you find all the citizen's medical records, as well as epikriser (a brief summary of a patient's medical history, red.) and studies. Print these and put them by the case.

Once you have done this great piece of work, you are helping the citizen to apply for early retirement on the present basis after section 17 of the act on social pension. For if the matter is sufficiently informed – and there is the evidence in the case, is required – then I would not hesitate to have it sent to the rehabiliteringsteamet, who then must assess whether the individual is in the target audience for a setting.

just around the eternal jobcenterkarrussel, where ever-changing, incompetent caseworkers delaying the matter, so that all the information there is, once again becomes obsolete.

after section 17 are forced a quick decision, and where the citizen is rejected, it can be appealed to the Ankestyrelsen, which must ultimately assess whether the citizen is in the target audience.

Well you are there – and good luck with it all.

looking for early retirement according to section 17 of the act on social pension, then the municipality shall raise the matter according to your application and make a decision within three months after.

a condition of the granting of the disability pension that the ability to work is documented through a arbejdsprøvning. This kind of evidence can only be excluded in situations where it is pointless to implement a arbejdsprøvning, because it is, quite obviously, that the ability to work can not be improved significantly and bring the citizen for self-reliance.

looking for early retirement, the municipality is only obliged to consider the possibility of early retirement, and not whether you are beret-tiget, for example, a resource flow or a flex-job.

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