About the Institution
The State Medical Commission for the Assessment of Health Condition and Working Ability (SMC) is Public administration institution subordinate to the Ministry of Welfare. The function of SMC is to perform disability assessments and make decisions on disability claims, determining whether or not claimants are disabled under the law.
Disability claims are processed through a network of 10 local SMC departments. Medical assessments are performed by staff medical expert doctors. Applications are mainly processed in the form of paperwork but if necessary, face-to-face assessments also take place. Based on the opinion of medical expert doctor an official of SMC makes a decision on disability.