Disability Allowance/Blind Person’s Pension Recipients

Disability Allowance is a weekly allowance paid to people with a disability. You can get Disability Allowance from 16 years of age.

If you qualify for Disability Allowance you may also get extra social welfare benefits with your payment and other supplementary welfare payments.

To qualify for Disability Allowance (DA) you 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 be substantially restricted in undertaking work that would otherwise be suitable for a person of your age, experience and qualifications
  • Be aged between 16 and 66. When you reach 66 years of age you no longer qualify for DA, but you are assessed for a State pension.
    Satisfy a means test
  • Satisfy the Habitual Residence Condition.
Additional Info

Blind Person Pension

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