Social & Financial Benefits HCFA-TEAM February 16, 2023

Social & Financial Benefits

Tax Reliefs

Patients with Cystic Fibrosis with a disability percentage of more than 67% are entitled to a tax reduction of €200 from the taxable income or the tax. Patients with a disability percentage of 80% or more should also complete codes (905) or (906) for income tax exemption on their income tax return.

Taxpayers do not pay ENFIA if they or their family members have a disability greater than or equal to 80%, their family income is lower than €12,000 – increased by €1,000 for the spouse and each dependent member – and the total building area is lower to 150 sq.m.

The exact total exemption applies to taxpayers with three or more dependent children under the same conditions.

Under other conditions, taxpayers can benefit from other tax discounts.

Patients with Cystic Fibrosis and parents of patients with a disability rate of 67% or more are entitled to an exemption from real estate transfer tax for purchasing a primary residence.

Disability Card

Cystic Fibrosis patients with a disability percentage of at least 50% have the right to apply for a Disability Card at

Holders of the priority card have the right to priority of passage or service and a seat in all circumstances. The Card is a supporting document instead of the disability certification opinion for the enlisted information. 

Public Power Corporation (DEI) Social Tariff

The Social Tariff is provided based on the cleared tax return to 67% PWDs or people dependent on protected members with a disability of 67% or more. Also, the four-month daily consumption should be at most 1,700 kWh. The Social Tariff is also granted to people with low income, three children, and long-term unemployed.

Applications are submitted online at

Reduction or Exemption of Municipal Fees

Disabled persons can receive a total exemption from municipal taxes/fees or a reduction of up to fifty percent (50%) by the decision of the municipal or community council of the patient’s area of ​​residence. The committee can also set income criteria based on the tax clearance note.

Mobility Pass

Patients with a disability percentage of more than 67% are entitled to a PWD Movement Card,  based on the opinion of the KEPA Health Committee. Furthermore, their annual income, individual or family, should not exceed a certain amount set by the Ministry of Health.

The Pass provides free travel utilizing public transport and a 50% reduced ticket on domestic intercity bus routes as long as the beneficiaries reside permanently in one of the Regional Units of the country.

Information about the beneficiaries and the required supporting documents click here

Beneficiary patients residing in Athens can issue the Ath.ena card for free transportation with buses, trolleys, subway, etc.,  here

Discount on Ferry Tickets

Cystic Fibrosis sufferers with a disability percentage of 80% are entitled to a 50% discount on individual ferry tickets. Also, by showing their Parking Card for Disabled People, they are entitled to a 50% discount on the ferry tickets regarding their vehicle.

Exemption from Vehicle Taxation and Road Tax

Patients with Cystic Fibrosis and transplant patients with a disability rate of 67% or more are exempted from paying Vehicle Taxation and registration fees. As far as minor patients are concerned, their parents are entitled to the exemption for one vehicle until the child reaches adulthood.

More information here

Parking Cards for People with Disabilities

Cystic Fibrosis patients and transplant patients with a disability rate of 67% or more are entitled to a blue Disabled parking card. The car does not need to be disabled to issue the blue disabled parking card.

Toll Exemption

Holders of a parking card for Disabled are entitled to exemption from toll payment by showing the card. Attiki Odos is not included in the benefits. Holders traveling via the Rio-Antirio Bridge have a €5 discount on the Rio Antirio tolls. To issue an electronic card for the Aegean Motorway, you can apply here  and for a Fast Pass on Nea Odos and Central Odos here

Free Entry to Museums

Cystic Fibrosis patients with a disability rate of 67% or more can enter the country’s museums, archaeological sites, and monuments without charge.

Conscription Exemption

Patients with Cystic Fibrosis are considered unfit for military service (I5) and are immediately discharged. Recruits called for enlistment are examined by the Special Military Board of the Classification Center or the Exemption Committee. The patient must submit all relevant medical documents.

More information  here and on the webpage

Social Tourism Program - Greek Public Employment Service (DYPA)

Patients with Cystic Fibrosis, who are registered in the Special Registry of Unemployed Persons with Disabilities of DYPA, can apply for the Social Tourism Program. The Program includes a subsidy for the accommodation of beneficiaries and their benefiting members in selected tourist accommodations in Greece, as well as for ferry tickets.

For application here.

More information about the Program available here