The Albacete Base Center for Attention to Disability, reliant on the Provincial Delegation of Social Welfare, processed a total of 2,298 requests for disability assessment or degree review in the first four months of the year, a figure higher than the same period last year. The year represents a definite decrease, as 2,469 were recorded the previous year.
The explanation for this small decrease is attributed to the fact that it was last April, specifically, on the 21st, that the implementation of the new scale began six months after four teams of assessors had approved this resource. . The Royal Decree that regulates the rating requirements that should prevail from now on, and because of this the daily average of quotes given to users slowed down, according to Base Center director Rafael García Milla, however, he indicated that this year The trend is for the number of requests that are registered to continue to grow, as shown by the figures for the first quarter of this year, which represent a slight increase in requests, notably 200 in the same quarter in 2022. .
Thus, in January, 714 requests were registered to this resource compared to 465 in the previous year; 553 came in February (430 in 2022); 586 in March (down from 774 in the same month last year) and 445 in April (800 last year).
Rafael García appreciated the great effort and adaptation work of the professionals who make up the assessment teams, first by training and then updating themselves with the new regulations.
In fact, he recalled that during the whole of 2022, 9.5% more requests for assessment of the degree of disability had already been filed, which translated into 549 more requests in figures, but at the same time the redressal capacity of citizens and Waiting time The waiting list for both physical, mental and mixed was reduced to five months, all thanks to the inclusion, just one year, of the fourth team of assessors, professionals for whom the regional government had just given another year’s time.