MOSCOW, October 21 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed an order extending a temporary simplified procedure of disability confirmation until March 1, 2021.

The procedure envisages tacit extension of the earlier confirmed disability for further six months, permits recognition of incapacity of work without an applicant’s appear in person for the first time and use of electronic system. A problem of provision of disabled persons with rehabilitation equipment will be also solved without appear in person, the document reads. 

During a brief meeting with his deputies Mishustin stated that such measures reduce the risk of the COVID-19 contamination and simplify receipt of required documents by people with disabilities. In future, this distance procedure may become standing, the Head of the Government added.

Deputy Chair of the Civic Chamber’s Commission on Social Policy Yekaterina Kurbangaleyeva in turn stated that the extramural evaluation may be in demand after in years.