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As early as 2021, citizens with disabilities will be able to receive rehabilitation funds using an electronic certificate. This opportunity will be provided by the launch of the state information system. The statute on it was approved by the Chairman of the Government Mikhail Mishustin. The state information system will ensure the registration of certificates and those who need them, and most importantly, will significantly simplify the process of obtaining rehabilitation funds.

The new system will collect all data on the means of rehabilitation, which can be purchased with an electronic certificate. The platform will interact with the Unified State Information System for Social Security (EGISSO), which already contains information about the right of citizens to certain types of assistance. In addition, the platform is synchronized with the portal of public services. Through it, people with disabilities will be able to apply for electronic certificates. This service will be available from October 2021.

In the information system, every citizen in need of rehabilitation means will have a digital record of this. The electronic certificate will be tied to the “World” card, to which the state will credit a certain amount. It can be spent on the purchase of rehabilitation means in stores from the list that will be presented on the website of the state information system.

Citizens will have the right to refuse the certificate and purchase rehabilitation means as before – take them from the Social Insurance Fund or buy on their own, and then receive compensation.

In the coming years, it is planned to expand the practice of electronic certificates to provide beneficiaries with medicines, medical products and medical nutrition. Thus, the process of receiving goods and services by people who need social support will become easier, more convenient and faster.

Mikhail Mishustin also signed a decree on the formation and approval of lists of goods, works and services that can be obtained with an electronic certificate. These lists will also be contained in the new government information system. The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labor will be responsible for the federal segment, and local authorities will be responsible for the regional segment.

Federal Law “On the acquisition of certain types of goods, works, services using an electronic certificate” was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the end of December 2020.

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