YEREVAN. – Since September 27, 2020, a total of 457 people have applied and been examined for being included in disability groups, and 368 of them have been recognized as having a disability. The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of Armenia stated this in response to an Armenian News-NEWS.am inquiry.
Armenian News-NEWS.am had sent a request to find out how many participants of the recent Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) war had applied for and received first-, second- or third-degree disability status, and how many of them were eligible for prosthetics.
"65 people were issued the 1st-group disability category, 119 people—2nd group, 184 people—the 3rd group category. As of 10. 02. 21, 66 of those recognized as having a disability need prostheses for upper or lower limbs,” they added from the ministry.