Procedure for granting social assistance for the purchase of orthopedic shoes, through the RHOC/NHOC.
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The necessary documents for the granting of targeted aid by the National Health Insurance Fund for the purchase of medical devices, aids and devices, according to Art. 73, paragraph 1 of the Law on People with Disabilities, from section A of the specification, approved by the Supreme Council of the National Health Insurance Fund with a decision №RD-NS-04-135/16.11.2021, in force from 01.07.2022:
1. Referral from the general practitioner to a specialized, orthopedic LCC.
Specialized, orthopedic LCCs, issuing medical protocols for orthopedic shoes.
2. Medical protocol from the LKK for orthopedic shoes.
– If you have a diabetic foot, you must apply the tests done
from your endocrinologist demonstrating diabetic polyneuropathy or microangiopathy.
3. When you visit the LCC, you will be issued an electronic protocol/decision for an aid, device, facility or medical device. On the spot, you will have the opportunity to submit an application to the Regional Health Insurance Fund (RDIF) and the NHIF, which will be sent electronically by the LCC to the institution.
4. You will receive notification from the NHIF about the issued approval for the provision of orthopedic shoes and/or orthopedic insoles to the e-mail indicated by you and/or by telephone without visiting the offices of the NHIF.
5. After receiving the confirmation from the RHOC/NHOC, please come to choose and take an individual measure for making orthopedic shoes.
6. Receiving the orthopedic shoes.
What does the RHOC/NHOC grant funds for?
Pursuant to Art. 73, Paragraph 1 of the Law on People with Disabilities, from Section A of the specification, approved by the NC of the NHIF with decision No. RD-NS-04-135/16.11.2021, effective from 01.07.2022 ., you have the opportunity to receive social benefits that 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 adolescents up to 18 years of age;
– one repair of already received shoes/pair after 6 months;
– one pair of insoles according to an individual measure for a period of 6 months for adults;
– one pair of insoles according to an individual measure for a period of 3 months for children and adolescents up to 18 years of age.
RECEIPT OF TARGETED AID IN THE AMOUNT OF BGN 190. FOR FLATFOOT AND DEFORMATIONS/HALUX VALGUS, HAMLET TOE, ETC./, BGN 223. FOR DIABETIC FOOT, BGN 238. FOR SHORTENINGS OVER 5CM.
ALLOCATED EVERY YEAR – ONE PAIR OF SHOES PER YEAR FOR PERSONS OVER 18 YEARS OR TWO PAIRS OF SHOES PER YEAR /FOR 6 MONTHS/ FOR CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE.