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 awarded the Pink Form.

Please click here for a Schedule of Benefit Rates.

Eligibility

• The applicant should be 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.

• The applicant’s disability is rated 0 – 8 on the Barthel Index.

• 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.

How to apply

Fill in the online form and submit.
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