Transition from disabled child benefit to disability pension

The disabled child allowance is paid until age 18 years and three months.

Afterwards, the adult child's entitlement to a general disability pension - which is paid to anyone whose capacity to work has been reduced significantly as a result of a medical impairment - is examined.

The National Insurance Institute will contact the recipient of a disabled child allowance when he will turn 18, in accordance with his medical condition, in order to determine his eligibility for a disability pension.

It is very important to fill out and send back the form that was sent to you, with updated medical documents attached thereto, for the sake of quick decision regarding the continuation of entitlement to the benefits.

Beside the disability pension, the eligibility for an attendance allowance - which is also paid from age 18 years and three months, to anyone requiring help for everyday functions - is examined too.