This is a payment made to people between the age of 16 and 65, who pass a means-test and are thought to be “substantially restricted” from undertaking work which would be otherwise suitable for someone of their age, experience, and qualification. If you qualify for this benefit you may also be eligible for further entitlements such as the household utility package and a free travel pass. For further information see our explainer below.
In order to qualify for Disability Allowance, you must meet the criteria of the scheme and supply medical evidence to support this. You must also pass a Means Test, which assesses all your sources of income. You must earn below a certain amount to qualify through the Means Test. For further information, see our application guide.