Special benefit for severely disabled immigrants


The special benefit for severely disabled immigrants from 18 years of age to retirement age is actually composed of two seperate benefits:

Special attendance allowance for immigrants -  from the 91st day after immigration to the end of the first year after immigration subject to a test of dependence on others. They are not required to pass the medical threshold test.

General disability pension for immigrants - From the 181st day of immigration to the end of the first year after their immigration, provided that they were previously found to be entitled to the attendance allowance for immigrants as explained above.

Towards the end of the first year after immigration, immigrants' entitlement to the attendance allowance is examined according to the regular conditions of entitlement to attendance allowance, and their entitlement to the general disability pension is examined according to the regular rules of entitlement to general disability pension.