Increased Severe Disability Assistance

Overview

An Increased Severe Disability Assistance may be awarded to a person who is 16 years of age and over and is absolutely unable to work.

What you’ll get

The Increased Severe Disability Assistance is paid every 4 weeks in advance.

A beneficiary will be entitled to Free Medical Aid (Pink Form).

Please click here for a Schedule of Benefits Rates.

Eligibility

General eligibility criteria:

  • The applicant is 16 years and over
  • The applicant has been suffering from the disability prior to reaching the age of 60
  • A Multi-Disciplinary Board will decide whether the case falls within the medical parameters for payment of this assistance following an assessment based on the Barthel Index and/or an assessment on Table 10 of the Impairment Tables Regulations
  • The applicant’s disability is rated 0 – 9 on the Barthel Index or a score of more than 14 points on Table 10 of the Impairment Tables Regulations
  • The applicant is absolutely unable to work
  • The application for an Increased Severe Disability Assistance is not Means Tested
  • The provisions of Article 90 of the Social Security Act (Cap. 318.) “Duplicate Rights” apply, wherein a beneficiary cannot be in receipt of two pensions; benefits; assistances or allowances concurrently but to the most beneficial pension; benefit; assistance or allowance

Documentation required

General documentation:

  • Click here to download report for Physical Disability Assistance as requested in the application
  • Click here to download report for Intellectual Disability Assistance as requested in the application
  • Click here to download Barthel Index Score used by the Medical Board
  • Copy of ID Card

How to apply

Fill in and submit the application online.