Paedophile disability payment causes outrage in Greece

The National Confederation of Disabled People (NCDP) calls the action "incomprehensible", and says paedophiles are now awarded higher government disability payments than diabetics needing insulin injections.

The labour ministry 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. But NCDP leader Yiannis Vardakastanis, who is blind, said the new list could create difficulties for disabled Greeks who are already facing benefit cuts due to the country's financial crisis.

"What's happened is incomprehensible. I think there is some big mistake. The ministry should have a different policy on disability," Mr Vardakastanis told the Associated Press.

"The list contains major changes to disability quotients, which could effectively remove many people