Disability Allowance is a weekly allowance paid to people with a disability.
To qualify for Disability Allowance, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- They must have an injury, disease or physical or mental disability that has continued, or may be expected to continue, for at least one year.
- As a result of this disability, the applicant must be substantially restricted in undertaking work that would otherwise be suitable for a person of your age, experience and qualifications
- The applicant must be aged between 16 and 66. Those who reach 66 years of age no longer qualify for Disability Allowance but are assessed for a State pension.
- The applicant must satisfy a means test.
- They must also satisfy the habitual residence condition
Disability Allowance is administered by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. To apply you can download the Disability Allowance application form from the Hazelhill Family Practice website and submit your application as outlined on the form.