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Greek disabled unions aghast at inclusion of pedophiles, pyromaniacs on disability list
ATHENS, Greece (AP) ' Greek disabled groups are angry at a government decision to expand a list of state-recognized disability categories to include pedophiles, exhibitionists and kleptomaniacs.
The National Confederation of Disabled People called the action "incomprehensible," and said pedophiles are now awarded a higher government disability pay than some people who have received organ transplants.
But the Labor Ministry on Monday said categories added to the expanded list ' that also includes pyromaniacs, compulsive gamblers, fetishists and sadomasochists ' were included for purposes of medical assessment and used as a gauge for allocating financial assistance.