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Act on Payments to Parents of Chronically Ill or Severely Disabled Children, No. 22/2006

Ministry of Welfare Country Resources disability, Disability Legislation Iceland 31 December 2006 Legislation/regulation child and adolescent, equality, social and economic rights

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This Act covers the right of parents to financial assistance when they are not able to pursue employment or studies due to the special care required by their children who have been diagnosed as suffering from chronic illnesses or severe disabilities.

Severely disabled child: A child who, due to severe developmental disorder, mental disorder or physical incapacity, requires special intervention, such as therapy, assistance or supervisory care, during his/her childhood and youth.

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