Procedure for issuing welfare assistance for the purchasing of orthopedic shoes through the Agency for Social Assistance /“Social Assistance” Directorates/
PROCEDURE FOR FREE DISBURCEMENT
pursuant to Appendix №7 to Art. 40, para. 1 of the Rules of Application of the Integration of Disabled People Act
1. Referral by the General Practicioner to the specialised orthopedic doctors’ consulting committee.
2. Medical protocol by a doctor’s commission for orthopedic shoes.
– If you have diabetic foot, you must enclose the results from the examinations, performed
your endocrinologist, proving the diabetic polyneuropathy or microangiopathy.
3. Submission of the medical protocol in the “Social Assistance” Directorate at the place of permanent residence, accompanied with Request-declaration, and after that receive the Ordinance, allowing the disbursement of the welfare assistance for the purchase of orthopedic shoes.
4. Visit any of our stores or branches, where we can take your size and
you can receive a pro-forma invoice, together with a specification for fabrication, so that you can submit them to the
5. Submission of the Ordinance to any of our offices, issuing of an invoice, initiation of the order and manufacturing of the product.
6. Receiving of the orthopedic shoes.
What does the “Social Assistance” Directorate disburse amounts for?
In accordance with Appendix №7 to the Rules for the Application of the Integration of People with Disabilities Act, you are allowed to receive welfare assistance, which can either fully or partially cover the value of:
– one pair of shoes for a period of 12 months for adults;
– one pair of shoes for a period of 6 months for children, and for adolescents up to 18 years old;
– one repair of already received shoes/pair after 6 months;
– one pair of custom-made insoles for a period of 6 months for adults;
– one pair of custom-made insoles for a period of 3 months for children, and for adolescents up to 18 years old;
YOU RECEIVE A SPECIFIC ASSISTANCE OF BGN 190. IN CASE OF FLAT FEET AND DEFORMATIONS /HALLUX VALGUS, HAMMER TOE, ETC./, BGN 223. IN CASE OF A DIABETIC FOOT, BGN 238. IN CASE OF SHORTER LIMBS OVER 5 CM.
THEY ARE DISBURSED EACH YEAR – ONE PAIR OF SHOES PER YEAR FOR PERSONS OVER 18 YEARS, OR TWO PAIRS OF SHOES PER YEAR /ONE EVERY 6 MONTHS/ FOR CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS OLD.