LATVIA – State Commission of Doctors for Health and Welfare Examination ( lat. – VDEĀVK)
According to LSM.lv, the reason is the queues at the medical committee and the resultant delay in the processing of applications.
The Ministry of Welfare, which is in charge of the commission, explained to LSM reporters that the situation arose because now all those who received an automatic extension during the Covid-19 pandemic are applying to keep their disability status.
At the present time, applications are not being dealt with in a timely manner in the Riga and Jelgava offices. The commission stresses that it has a long-standing shortage of staff. There are currently 25 doctors reviewing applications, whose work is not the only one on the commission.
Data source: lsm.lv