Any child that is certified to be
suffering from some kind of physical and/or mental disability may be granted
this allowance. This allowance is paid
over and above the Children’s Allowance.
applicant has to satisfy the citizenship and residence criteria.
Head of household must have the care and custody of the concerned child who
must be certified to be suffering from some kind of physical and/or mental
disability by a Medical Board.
cases of visual impairment, this allowance is paid until the disabled child
reaches 14 years of age due to the issuing of the Assistance for the Visually
Impaired. Whilst for other disabilities this allowance is paid until the child
reaches 16 years of age due to the issuing for Assistance for a Disability.
an application is received, it is referred to a medical board that decides whether
the child is eligible for this allowance. The medical board may approve this
allowance for up to a 16 year period or for a shorter, pre-defined period of
time after which the child must once again be examined by the medical board. The
decision of the medical board cannot be appealed by one can ask for a
re-consideration of the case and must submit a letter and a detailed medical
certificate to support his/her reasoning.
form filled in and signed by both parents where applicable.
form signed by the doctor confirming that the claimant suffers from some kind of
physical and/or mental disability.
medical reports regarding the medical condition of the child.
Payments for this benefit are issued
during the months of December, March, June and September. Should you wish to
know the precise day the payment will be issued, please refer to our Payment
Dates section by clicking here.
Alternatively, the benefit rates
payable can be viewed by clicking
Disability Child Allowance payments
are deposited directly into a beneficiary’s bank account unless the applicant
is in receipt of Social and Unemployment Assistance, Age Pension or has an
outstanding garnishee order. In the case of a garnishee order, the claimant
must produce a legal document stating the details of the garnishee orders.
Claimants in receipt of Social and Unemployment Assistance wishing to have
their Disabled Child Allowance payments deposited directly into their bank
account may also present a document with their request which will be reviewed
Payments for Disabled Child
Allowance are made every 13 weeks and the payment covers the upcoming 13 weeks
How to apply
The Application must be submitted to
the Department of Social Security, signed by both parents where applicable and
endorsed by a Doctor’s certificate stating the child’s medical condition. Where
available, supporting documents regarding the medical condition of child should
be submitted with the application. The
application must reach the department within six months of the birth of the
child or within six months from the child’s medical condition. No
documents in relation to income have to be submitted since there is NO INCOME
TEST related to this allowance.
applicant may call at any Social Security Office (view
list here) and
Alternatively, one may download a copy of the form by visiting