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Name: Law N° 4331 of 2015 enacting measures concerning the alleviation of the disabled persons (AMEA), the simplification of the function of the Disability Certification Centres (KEPA), the combating of contribution-evasion, other social security-related issues and other provisions.
Country: Greece
Subject(s): Disabled workers; Social security (general standards)
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2015-07-02
Entry into force:
Published on: Efimeris tis Kivernisseos, 2015-07-02, Part A', N° 69, pp. 663-686
ISN: GRC-2015-L-102280
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=102280&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Efimeris tis Kivernisseos, 2015-07-02, Part A', N° 69, pp. 663-686
Text in Greek Text in Greek Ethniko Tipografio, Athens, Greece, pp. 663-686 PDF of Official Gazette in Greek PDF of Official Gazette in Greek (consulted on 2016-07-10)
Abstract/Citation: CHAPTER A: MEASURES ALLEVIATING THE DISABLED PERSONS (AMEA) AND SIMPLIFYING THE FUNCTION OF THE DISABILITY CERTIFICATION CENTRES (KEPA). Arts. 1-13: Inclusion into the welfare programmes of financial aid covering the disabled persons; Adjustment of issues related to the Disability Certification Centres (KEPA); Abolition of the administrative fees for the examination before the KEPA of uninsured persons and applicants for welfare disability benefits; Unified Disability Percentage Chart (EPPPA); Representation of the National Confederation of the Disabled Persons (ESAmeA) and of the High General Confederation of Pensioners of Greece (AGSSE) before the joint Board of Directors of the Social Insurance Institute (IKA)-Unified Insurance Fund for Employees (ETAM); Abolition of the suspension of payment of the extra-institutional paraplegia and quadriplegia allowance due during the beneficiaries' hospitalisation; Time extension for the granting of invalidity pensions; Amendment of art. 27 of Law N°1902/1990 on the insurance coverage eligibility of the disabled persons and abolition of art. 9 of Law N°3863/2010; Finalisation of invalidity pensions; Adjustments of issues related to the Agricultural Insurance Organisation (OGA) concerning the escorting of disabled persons entitled to the Agricultural Housing Account (LAE); Facilitating disabled persons with disability benefits and employment integration emoluments. CHAPTER B: MEASURES FOR COMBATING CONTRIBUTION-EVASION. Arts. 14-20: Special Inspection Audit Unit of the Social Insurance Institute (IKA)-Unified Insurance Fund for Employees (ETAM); Extension of the upper limit of employees service; Issues related to the Directorate of the Insurance Inspection Special Service (EYPEA) of IKA-ETAM; Implementation by analogy of art. 11, para 3 of Legisl. D. N°356/1974 (KEDE) to the Social Security Institutions; Rights of the Social Security Institutions subsequent to the inclusion of debtors into debt settlement and compliance regimes; Regulation on the non-freezing of contributions due to Social Security Institutions; CHAPTER C: LEGISLATIVE ADJUSTMENTS FOR PARTICULAR SOCIAL SECURITY ISSUES. Arts. 21-78: Insurance coverage of journalists; Deadline for the insurance time buying for persons reemployed under Law N°2190/1994; Recognition of enlistment time of conscientious objectors who are insured by institutions falling under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity; Amendment of Law N°1264/1982 on pensioners' organisations; Insurance coverage of third-country nationals by OGA; Pension granting and re-granting to uninsured over aged persons; Abolition of Presid. D. N°674/1979; Abolition of the recognition of previous service time in the Municipal and Communal Employees Welfare Sector (TPDKY) of the Public Employees Welfare Fund (TPDY); Harmonisation of periods for readjusting contributions to the Agricultural Housing Account (LAE); Inclusion into the LAE benefits of the employees and pensioners being ex-employees of the OGA; Abolition of penalties imposed to debtors of individual contributions to the Self-Employed Workers' Insurance Organisation (OAEE) and to the Unified Insurance Fund of Independently Employed (ETAA); Pension payment to social security contribution debtors; Ordinance on the reduction in social security contributions to the ETAA; Family benefits of the Consolidated Insurance Fund of Media Staff (ETAP-MME); Art.66 amends arts. 55 and 56 of Law N°4262/2014 on the consolidation framework for provident funds and on the Observatory of Social Care and Solidarity Institutions, respectively; Art.72 regulates the duration of the normative terms of expired or terminated collective agreements and provides that, unless a new National General Collective Employment Agreement is concluded, the one dating from 26.3.2015 remains effective, beyond its expiration, until 30.9.2015; Art.75 adjusts the supplementary pension of seafarers.
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