Last updated: 25/1/2019

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Population group
Persons with disabilities

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To support persons with severe disabilities to meet their daily needs. 

References
Personal communication.
Start date
2008
References
Julie June Olsson. 2012. Nauru: Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index. Asian Development Bank. <https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/project-document/76067/44152-012-reg-tacr-14.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
National
Target groups
Persons living with severe disabilities
Eligibility criteria
Applicants must not be receiving income from other sources, such as another benefit/allowance, or from employment. Potential beneficiaries must be interviewed by the Disability Committee, with a panel composed of a doctor, one hospital staff and usually the head nurse. Questions on the applicants’ ability to dress, clean, feed and walk by themselves are asked; only those people who answer the 4 questions negatively are considered severely disabled and thus eligible to receive the benefits. Other criteria were set to be considered as well, including one’s ability to communicate for basic needs. [1] Determination falls under the purview of the Ministry of Health and final endorsement is given by the Minister.
References
Julie June Olsson. 2012. Nauru: Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index. Asian Development Bank. <https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/project-document/76067/44152-012-reg-tacr-14.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018. Personal communication.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
Benefit ceases upon gaining employment or receiving income from other sources.
References
Julie June Olsson. 2012. Nauru: Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index. Asian Development Bank. <https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/project-document/76067/44152-012-reg-tacr-14.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
AUD400 monthly
References
NPDO. 2015. Nauru Persons Disability Organisation [NPDO] 2015 UPR Submission1 Nauru Persons Disability Organisation (NPDO submission to the Universal Periodic Review for Nauru’s UPR. <https://www.upr-info.org/sites/default/files/document/nauru/session_23_-_november_2015/npdo_upr23_nru_e_main.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018. [3] Personal communication.
Payment/delivery frequency
Biweekly
References
NPDO. 2015. Nauru Persons Disability Organisation [NPDO] 2015 UPR Submission1 Nauru Persons Disability Organisation (NPDO submission to the Universal Periodic Review for Nauru’s UPR. <https://www.upr-info.org/sites/default/files/document/nauru/session_23_-_november_2015/npdo_upr23_nru_e_main.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018. [3] Personal communication.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Funds collected from the Treasury
References
Personal communication.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Recipients receive benefits until death, unless their circumstances change.
References
Julie June Olsson. 2012. Nauru: Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index. Asian Development Bank. <https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/project-document/76067/44152-012-reg-tacr-14.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018.