Severe Disability Assistance

Overview

A Severe Disability Assistance may be awarded to a person with a physical disability who is 16 years of age and over that can be engaged in a gainful occupation.

What you’ll get

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

Please click here for a Schedule of Benefits Rates.

Eligibility

General eligibility criteria:

  • The applicant is 16 years and over
  • An applicant can be gainfully occupied since eligibility for Severe Disability Assistance is not Capital Means tested. As from January 2022, the applicant is not weekly means tested. Thus both Capital and Weekly Means will not be taken into consideration
  • The applicant has been suffering from the disability prior to reaching the age of 60
  • A person who is already in receipt of the Severe Disability Assistance and is turning 60 years of age will have the entitlement increased to the equivalent of the Age Pension rate
  • 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
  • A Medical Board will decide whether the case falls within the medical parameters for payment of this assistance. An applicant who was eligible for the Disabled Child Allowance prior to turning 16 years of age may still be examined by a medical board

Documentation required

General documentation:

  • Severe Disability Specialist Report which can be downloaded by clicking here
  • Copy of ID Card

How to apply

Fill in and submit the application online.