ANED country experts were invited to select a sample of disability-related benefits and concessions within their own countries and to report their key features using a structured template. The selection of examples was designed to cover a wide range of different entitlements based on administrative disability status. This included, for example, social security benefits, other financial benefits and allowances, housing benefits, supports for independent living, education and training benefits, employment benefits, health benefits, transport benefits and benefits associated with access to leisure and culture.
Based on these examples, each country produced a brief commentary to highlight the key features of recognition and mobility. The purpose here was also to identify key points and examples about barriers to mobility or mechanisms that assist mobility. For example, some countries have developed ways to recognize local entitlements through a national scheme (e.g. a national card that entitles the person to reduced cost of local public transport in different regions). In some countries, a person can use proof of a national disability benefit to gain access to other locally-administered concessions. The individual country summaries, with links to the examples of specific benefits will be published here and made available on the individual country pages.