The purpose of these statistics is to provide information on decisions on subsidies for disability cars as prescribed by section 114 of the Danish Social Services Act. These statistics were initiated in the Danish Social Appeals Board back in 1998. Until 1 July 2016, these statistics were managed by the Appeals Board, after which they were transferred to Statistics Denmark.
The statistics on disability cars are an annual assessment of decisions in cases concerning subsidies for the purchase of cars as prescribed by section 114 of the Danish Social Services Act.
Consistent data is received from the municipalities. Data is validated, checked for logical errors, and compared to the previous year. Data is then compiled to one data set.
The statistics state the decisions in the municipalities and are used by e.g. ministries, municipalities and journalists.
Submitting data is required by law and after validation, data is reliable to the extent that Statistics Denmark has received all decisions. Corrections for earlier statistical years may be made subsequently.
In future, the statistics will be published approximately nine months after the expiry of the reference period.
Data has been collected since the year 2000. Following the Danish municipality reform in 2007, the juristiction was transfered from the old counties to the municipalities. From 2010 onwards, the municipalities also had to report the size of the benefits.