Start of Government Support for Personal Assistance Service

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Start of Government Support for Personal Assistance Service

From coming April, South Korean government will start public support for personal assistance service. Any severely disabled persons from 18 to 64 years old can receive support regardless of their income. Disabled persons under 18 years old also can receive support compatible for adult in the regard of their necessity of education, nourishment and protection.

Standard of public support for personal assistance service will be 40 hours per month. Hours, however, can be increased to maximum 180 per month in consideration of living conditions of users. Approval committee of local municipality will determine amount of support hours.

Receivers of livelihood protection and people with 200% lower income will pay 10% of service fee (maximum 20,000won). People with 120% lower income will pay 20% of service fee (maximum 40,000won).

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To Asia Pacific Network for IL Center Dear friends, We hope this mail finds you well. Asia Pacific Network for IL Center (APNIL) starts e-group on January 20, 2007. Initial members of this e-group are mainly composed of trainees of APCD IL seminar on December 2006. If you have friends who also participated into APCD IL seminars, please encourage them to participate into this e-group. To this group, you can remove and add your personal e-mail address by informing the administrators. As to organizations’ mail address, this group continues to deliver messages. Individuals and organizations which concern with IL in Asia will be members of this e-group. We would like to open this group not only to ex-APCD trainees but also to participants into Daskin training programs, JICA IL projects and any other IL training programs, and develop Asian IL network. English is the basic language of this group. Hence, please inform someone who want to participate but cannot use English to find assistance for translation into own languages. If we are suggested that some information in ML of this e-group be informed to related agencies, professionals or mass-media for promotion of our movement, we will upload that information to our web site after determination of committee members who were chosen at APCD training course in the last December. Our web site will be opened near future. Of course, we will ask for permission to informants of information about upload. To this ML, please share your activities from the last December briefly. I hope this e-group will contribute to development of IL centers in Asia-Pacific. Best regards, Committee Members of APNIL Committee members of APNIL: Japan Mr. Shoji Nakanishi Malaysia Mr. Yong Wah Hee Mr. Peter Tan Pakistan Mr. Shafiq-U-Rehman Philippines Mr. Abner Nguyen Manlapaz Ms. Garaldine Pilapil Ruiz Thailand Mr. Theerayut Sukolthan
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