These Categories and Standards are enacted in accordance with Article 48 of the Disaster Prevention and Protection Act (hereinafter referred to as the Act).
These Categories and Standards shall apply to all ROC citizens, as well as their spouses without Taiwan household registration, foreign nationals, and people from the Chinese
Mainland, Hong Kong and Macao who become victims of disasters within the territory of the ROC during their legal residency in Taiwan.
The Categories of assistance for the disaster are as follows:
1. Assistance for families of dead victims: Victims who have lost their lives because of a disaster or have been severely injured by a disaster and passed
away within 30 days after the disaster.
2. Assistance for families of missing victims: Victims who have gone missing as a result of a disaster.
3. Assistance for severely injured victims: Victims who have been severely injured by a disaster or not severely injured but in need of hospitalization
for emergency care and the medical bill for the first 15 days achieves the amount of aid for a severely injured victim.
4. Assistance for victims needing relocation: Victims whose homes are too damaged by
disasters to be inhabitable.
The legal heir of a missing victim of a disaster may act in line with the regulation of Paragraph 1, Article 47-1 of the Act, acquire the victim’s death certificate from the prosecutor’s
office, and apply for the assistance in accordance with the regulation of Subparagraph 1 of the preceding paragraph.
Disaster victims whose homes meet one of the following conditions of damage and uninhabitability shall be given the assistance for relocation:
1. Damage caused by earthquakes:
(1) 50% or more of the home has collapsed.
(2) 50% or more of the roof or floor area has collapsed.
(3) Beams and pillars: The concrete is detached and the reinforcing bars of 20% or more of the beams and pillars are exposed; or the reinforcing bars
have broken or become loose and the main reinforcing bars are crooked and the concrete has cracked and become detached, and the beams and pillars of the sunken floors measure 10% or more of the total numbers of beams and pillaras.
1 The primary reinforcing bars in reinforced concrete walls of 15cm or more in thickness have broken or become crooked
and the structural walls with broken concrete measure 20% or more of the total length of the structural walls.
2 The 8-inch brick walls with over 0.5cm cracks measure 50% or more of the total length of the brick walls.
3 Wooden, stone, or mud dwellings with detached or damaged walls and 50% or more of the roof has caved.
(5) The tilt rate of the home achieves one thirtieth or more.
(6) Homes with 50% of the total base area buried
under rocks or silt or flooded up to one half of the height of the eaves or 100cm.
(7) Homes with over 5cm or above detachment between the ground-level structure and the foundation and the number of detached pillar bases achieved 20%
or more of the total number of pillar bases.
(8) Homes with hollowed or sunken foundations:
1 Homes with hollowed pillar bases achieving 20% or more of the total number of pillar bases.
2 The tilt rate of the home achieves one fiftieth of more as a result of unevenly sunken foundations.
3 Other conditions confirmed by the engineering or construction competent authority.
2. Damage caused by disasters other than earthquakes:
(1) Homes with over one third of the roof and rafters having collapsed or with cracks and damage in the reinforced concrete of the roof, floors and beams
and requiring reconstruction to be inhabitable.
(2) Homes with broken or tilted walls or collapsed common walls and requiring reconstruction to be inhabitable.
(3) Other homes with damage confirmed by special municipality or county/city governments as severe and requiring reconstruction to be inhabitable.
The tilt rate described in Item 5, Subparagraph 1 of the preceding paragraph is defined as the result from dividing the roof tilt (T) with the building
height (H) and the home sinking slope described in Sub-item 2, Item 8 or Subparagraph 1 is defined as the result from dividing the ebbing (E) with the building width or length (L).
The term of victims used in Paragraph 1 refers to people who have completed their household registration and lived at the current residence before the disaster takes place. A home is definedas
a residence with sleeping, living, and dining quarters as well as a kitchen and bathrooms. Those that are collective residences may also include necessary public facilities and shared structures.
The Standards of relief assistance for the disaster are as follows:
1. Assistance for families of dead victims: NT$200,00 per victim.
2. Assistance for families of missing victims: NT$200,00 per victim.
3. Assistance for severely injured victims: NT$100,000 per victim.
4. Assistance for victims needing relocation: NT$20,000 per person and up to five people actually residing in a home too damaged to be inhabitable.
In the event that a victim originally considered missing is found alive after the aid prescribed in Subparagraph 2 of the preceding paragraph has been issued, the said assistance shall
be returned. By the same principle, if a victim originally considered dead is found alive and the prosecutor’s office has revoked the death certificate after the aid prescribed in Paragraph of Article 3 has been issued, the said aid shall also be returned.
The qualifications of the claimants relief assistance for the disaster are as follows:
1. The claimant for the assistance for dead or missing victims shall be decided in accordance with the following priorities:
(1) The spouse;
Lineal descendants by blood;
Brothers and sisters;
2. Assistance for severely injured victims: The
victim, spouse, or a relative
3. Assistance for relocation: The head or a member of the household
The special municipal or county (city) government
with jurisdiction over the location of the disaster shall disburse relief assistance for the disaster from a specially set-up budget.
These Categories and Standards shall come into force from the date of promulgation.