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  2. Support for Victims of Traffic Accidents and their Families

Support for Victims of Traffic Accidents and their Families

Support Business

  • Introduction
    To relieve the suffering of low-income families caused by automobile accidents, the Act of Compensation for Damage by Automobile Accidents was enacted on February 5, 1999, and the support program began in 2000 to help the children of automobile accident victims grow into sound social members and support seriously disabled persons and their families maintaining their lifestyle and rehabilitation.
    • Finances

      Partly from the government share for victims damaged by uninsured or hit-and-run vehicles under the compensation program for damage by car accident (share 48%: 56.2 billion won)

    • Application requirements

      Income requirements: Families whose average family income is less than the minimum living costs (minimum living costs for a family of four: 1.36 million won)

    • Support types

      • Rehabilitation Grants

        • Subjects
          Seriously disabled victims (levels 1-4)
        • Amount of grants
          200 thousand won per month
      • Rehabilitation Grants

        • Subjects
          Victim’s parents aged 65 years or older
        • Amount of grants
          200 thousand won per month
          (1 person)
      • Scholarship

        • Subjects
          elementary/middle/high school students
        • Grant amounts
          - Elementary school students: 100thousand won per quarter
          - Middle school students: 200thousand won per quarter
          - High school students: 300 thousandwon per quarter
      • Living cost loan

        • Subjects
          Victim’s children aged 18 years or younger
        • Grant amounts
          200 thousand won per month
          (1 person)
      • Self-Reliance Matching Grants

        • Subjects
          Victim’s children aged 18 years or younger
        • Grant amounts
          30 thousand won (1:1 matching)
  • Contents
    - Application Procedures
    • Fill out the application form distributed by KOTSA·TS and submit it to KOTSA·TS along with documents proving that the applicant or applicant's family member figured in an automobile accident and their living conditions (application is available by mail).
    • Qualified applicants are chosen after a property investigation and grants will be transferred to the selected applicant's account every month starting the following month.
    - Finances
    • The share of the compensation program comes from the amount covering 1% of the reliable insurance premium, which is mandatory insurance for automobile owners. The amount, which is within 48% of such share, as designated by the Ministry of Construction and Transportation, is used as finances to support the victim's family (Item 3, Article 23 of the Enforcement Ordinance of the Act of Compensation for Damage by Car Accident)
  • Performance
    - Finances for 2010 (grants) : 56.2 billion won
    • Support program for victims' families (80%): 47.2 billion won
    • Building a rehabilitation center (20%): 9 billion won (raised funds in 2009 : 6.3 billion won)

    - Support program for the families of victims in 2007

    (Unit: person, million won)

    The support program for the families of victims in 2007
    Classification Beneficiary Budget Remarks
    Classification 7,110 17,064
    Living cost loan 6,440 15,456 Repayment within 20 years
    Scholarship 5,680 5,188 Excellent students and students with special talents
    Dependent family grants 1,452 3,485
    Self-reliance matching grants 3,132 1,127
    Total 23,814 42,320

    The support program for the families of victims in 2007

Building a rehabilitation center for people who have been disabled in an automobile accident

  • Introduction
    A rehabilitation center will be built to support people who have been disabled in an automobile accident to facilitate their successful return to society by providing medical and vocational rehabilitation services.
  • Contents
    - Total construction costs : 105.1 billion won
    • Land 30 billion (9,491 pyeong), Building 55.3 billion (9,000 pyeong), Equipment 12.9 billion, Preparation for opening 6.9 billion won
    - Finances
    • Accumulate 20% of the grants of the compensation program for damage by automobile accidents (About 9.8 billion won as of 2007)
  • Performance
    - Amendment of the Act of Compensation for Damage by Automobile Accidents: January 26, 2002 (grounds for building and operation)
    - 2nd research service to establish a construction and operation plan: February 2004 ~ January 2005
    - Amendment and declaration of the Act of Compensation for Damage by Automobile Accidents: December 28, 2006
  • Further Plans
    - The subordinate laws and regulations and established rules of the Ministry of Construction will be amended during the early first half of 2007.
    - An operating consultation committee for the rehabilitation center will be organized and administrators will be appointed
    - KOTSA·TS will proceed with the construction tasks including purchasing the land and placing orders for design andconstruction.