Drug Addict Allowance


A person following a drug or alcohol rehabilitation therapeutic programme may become eligible to receive an allowance.


S/he is not sent to the therapeutic community as a result of a court sentence.


In order to apply for the Social Assistance for Drug Addicts, the person must fill in the prescribed application form, which can be obtained from your local Social Security District Office. Once completed, the form must be returned to the same office.

Documents Required

Documentary evidence showing that the claimant is following a therapeutic programme for substance abuse.

Back office process

Once a claim is received, it is verified and income tests are carried out to establish whether the applicant is entitled to benefit or not. Where payment is due, the claim is referred for payment and the claimant is informed of the details of payment. When the claim is rejected, the claimant is informed accordingly in writing.

Payment Dates

To check when is your next payment please visit this page by clicking here.

How to apply?

You can apply online by visiting the Eforms page.

You can also call at any Social Security Office (view list here) and apply there.

Alternatively, you can download a copy of the form by visiting our Application Form page.