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