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 four (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 sixteen (16) years and over.
  • The applicant has been suffering from the disability prior to reaching the age of 60 (sixty) years of age.
  • 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 fourteen (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 (2) pensions; benefits; assistances or allowances concurrently but to the most beneficial pension; benefit; assistance or allowance.

How to apply

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.

How to apply

Fill in and submit the application online.

 

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