ANMIC letter to Italian Parliamentarians

ANMIC (National Association of Disabled and Civil Invalids), <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Rome, Italy

Letter sent to all Italian Parliamentarians

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The Central Committee, the Assembly of the Regional and Provincial Presidents of ANMIC gathered in Rome on 2, 3 and 18 September, and after having considered that the attempts have been useless to be able to meet the President or the Vice President of the Council of the Ministers and the Minister of the Social Affairs herewith are illustrating them the appeals of the civil invalid, represented by the ANMIC (D.P.R. 23/12/1978) 


in the imminence of the issue of the Financial Law 2004


 - thinking to not accept the absolute indifference that the political class shows towards a category belonging to the Italian civil society;

- express their disdainful disappointment; 

- in particular to be considered negatively and unacceptable: 

- the missed adjustment of the pensions of civil invalidity to the new minimum level, concerning only a little number of invalids, aged more than 70 years, already admitted to the social pension, and 60 years old,  if total civil invalid.

- the missed employment of the  surplus concerning what above mentioned, instead diverted toward others, appreciable sectors of social life;

- the new reduction of number of "supporting teachers", that has weakened the important function of the scholastic integration; 

- the last cuts to the Fund for the Social Politics, that have determined a reduction, for the Regions, of the activity in the working services in favour of the disabled persons

- the missed expansion of the program "After us"

- the missed refunding of the Law number 13/89 for the elimination of the architectural barriers. 


                                On the Proposal of Law N.2166:


- the Proposal of Law number 2166, elaborated by the Committee founded from the XII Commission of the Social Affairs of the Chamber of the Deputies, for the institution of the National Fund for the support of  the "not self-sufficiency", whereas it is anticipated that it must be also fed by the amount of resources destinated to the "over 65" indemnity; ANMIC thinks, instead, that it is necessary to apply for a financing project, guaranteed by the State and not against the civil disabled, staying the possibilities to apply an obligatory public insurance or the general taxation. 

Not agree with

the definition of all the important details of the operation submitted to the  adoption of an inter ministerial "rules". 


                                                   Law 328/2000


ANMIC underline the missed realization, till today, of the delegation from article 24 on the integrated system of services and social interventions, whose terms have been excessively postponed. This article pertains, as known, the rearrangement of the civil invalidity; particularly important and urgent is the reference of the rationalization and simplification of the check procedures of the   civil invalidity and concession of the economic benefits, as well as the revision of the same criteria of control and evaluation, in consideration of the delays, the discrepancies and the irrationalities contained in the actual discipline.

Particular importance is also demanded to achieve an harmonization of evaluation criteria, at least in the assistance area, concerning disability, considering that, in the actual situation, there are four types of evaluation including the one derived from the realization of the Law 328/2000.


False invalids


The proposed restrictions over the invalids, connected to the increase of the economic benefits and the appeals of recognition of civil invalidity, is a refrain repeated on every Financial Law.

Vainly, we tried to let understand that the increase is due primarily to the acceleration gives from INPS or from the Communes, where delegated, to managing the heavy behind existing; to the phenomenon of the aging; to social and economic causes (poverty of the families, working placement, obtainment of other facilitations and benefits). From the sever controls of the Minister of Economy, through its own Commissions of verification, we have not particularly meaningful data, relatively to the percentage of revocations intervened during the years 2000 (in the last year the percentage results around 9%).

If we thinks that from 1990 to 2000 the average of the revocations, in comparison to the effected verifications, has been of 19,48%, with a maximum share in the first years of the 1990 of 30 - 32%, the actual situation, if referred to the presumed false invalids has to be positively considered.

We have not to forget that over 70% of the judicial recourses, against the over mentioned revocations, achieve the annulment of the same. This data has been confirmed by a Commission founded by the Minister of the Treasure, Amato, following the denunciation of the President of ANMIC, in occasion of the "International Conference on the disabled People in 2000".


                                                   Law N.68:  


The working placement more and more becomes a mirage.

It arouses particular indignation the article 14 and the article 22 of the decree of realization of the "Law Biagi", that twist the article 12 of the Law 68 not foreseeing the direct assumption to indefinite time of the disabled person from the employer, but sharing a big part of this, to the obligation of assumption through the Social Cooperatives of type B, in which the disabled workers would stay, ditching the philosophy of the  working placement and the integration of the disabled inside the ordinary job market


                                       Being things in that way


the Central Committee and the Assembly of the Regional and Provincial Presidents of ANMIC, consider entirely unacceptable the operation of the Government and the outstanding reactions to the proposals made by ANMIC, and that should embody within the end of this year, which is coinciding with the European Year of People with Disabilities 2003, proclaimed by the European Union, and even during the Italian EU Council Presidency.

Rome, 18 September, 2003