EKRE adviser uses father's parking card
A handicapped person's parking permit has allowed Conservative People's Party (EKRE) adviser Karl Songisepp to park his golden Land Cruiser in front of the Toompea Castle on several occasions. The young man claims he is driving around his father whom the permit belongs to.
20.03.2017, Helen MihelsonPM
Social ministry sets recruitment quotas
Social ministry has divided the number thousand between counties and ministries and thus determined how many people with permanently reduced work capacity local governments and state agencies are to hire in next five years.
16.06.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
The disabled are upset at being forced to work
For those troubled in health, work capacity reform has meant change at which some rejoice and others are saddened. What seems to feel the worst is the attitude in some officials that they are nothing but lazy.
14.06.2016, Heilika LeinusPM
Swedish-American invalid carriage caught in Estonian red tape
For quite a time, the wheelchaired Jako Stein sought for a fitting vehicle. He got one finally from Sweden but in Estonia the Road Administration requires costly lab tests for a van for years acceptable on Swedish roads.
18.05.2016, Nils NiitraPM
Tsahkna: people must not pay the bigger bills
Yesterday, social protection minister Margus Tsahkna (IRL) interviewed by Postimees said he understands the panic in parents when getting the unexpectedly big bills for technical aids and is not about to justify mistakes made.
07.01.2016, Marian VõsumetsPM
Editorial: playing on parental nerves
Unbelievable but true: results of ministerial regulation prepared for three years hit parents like bolt from the blue. Month-on-month, price for rental of technical aids shot thru the ceiling.
Mighty mess made by social ministry
What would you feel like when posted a bill six times larger than the month before, in January while not having been notified? Just what faced hundreds of parents of disabled children this week.
06.01.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
Work capacity reforms sets quota for hiring the handicapped
To be launched next year, work capacity reform aims to better involve people with special needs and of reduced work capacity on labour market. The new law prescribes 1,000 people with reduced work capacity to be working in public sector by 2020.
01.10.2015, Marian VõsumetsPM
Parlt passes occupational disability act
Estonian parliament on Wednesday approved the occupational disability benefit act with 55 votes for and 32 against it.
Bums and fools in loan shark jaws
While investigating an international computer fraud, in spring of 2012 economy police spotted a suspicious behaviour pattern of its alleged leader and his acquaintances – the young guys loved to have dealings with outcasts or people slightly disabled. Daily.
11.11.2014, Risto BerendsonPM
Work capacity reform delayed
Yesterday, Riigikogu social commission received amendments to work capacity reform bill by coalition MPs whereby the latter desire to raise the income level triggering cuts to work capacity benefits and to postpone entry into force of the law by half a year till January 1st 2016.
12.08.2014, Anette ParkseppPM
Entrepreneurs esteem the loyalty of disabled staff
By the current salary system, the disabled aren’t motivated to work, says Mare Enniste, personnel manager in building company Seve – one to hire the deaf.
06.08.2014, Anette ParkseppPM
Editorial: don’t look down on the disabled worker
On economy pages of Postimees today, hope-inspiring examples are provided of people with special needs coping in real life as hired by cleaning company ISS Eesti and Seve the builder.