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Who is defined as a 'Person with disability'?

Who is defined as a 'Person with disability'?


A 'person with disability' as defined in 'The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995' as, a person suffering from not less than forty percent (40%) of any disability (as given below), certified by a medical authority. "Medical authority" means any hospital or institution specified for the purposes of this Act by notification by the appropriate Government. A disability certificate from Medical Board of a Government Hospital is required to
be submitted in CGHS with application form to continue availing facilities for disabled dependant.

Disability means blindness, low vision, leprosy-cured, hearing impairment, locomotor disability, mental retardation, mental illness. For the exact definition of each disability please refer to 'The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995' chapter 1, section 2a. to 2z.

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