Last updated: 11/5/2021

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Population Group
Persons with disabilities

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To prevent poverty among people with disabilities.

References
ELDIS. n.d. “Disability Grant (DG).” ELDIS website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://interactions.eldis.org/programme/disability-grant-dg>.
Start date
1995
References
ELDIS. n.d. “Disability Grant (DG).” ELDIS website. Accessed 11 November 2015.<http://interactions.eldis.org/programme/disability-grant-dg>.
Coverage
26,346 beneficiaries
References
Bank of Namibia. 2013. Social Safety Nets in Namibia: assessing current programmes and future options - 15th Annual Symposium. Windhoek: Bank of Namibia. Accessed 1 July 2015. <https://www.bon.com.na/CMSTemplates/Bon/Files/bon.com.na/0f/0fa7f5ba-5585-4471-9511-1a42811bd0d1.pdf>.
Programme expenditure
NAD1.155 billion
References
Bank of Namibia. 2013. Social Safety Nets in Namibia: assessing current programmes and future options - 15th Annual Symposium. Windhoek: Bank of Namibia. Accessed 1 July 2015. <https://www.bon.com.na/CMSTemplates/Bon/Files/bon.com.na/0f/0fa7f5ba-5585-4471-9511-1a42811bd0d1.pdf>.

Targeting and egiblity

Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
People with disabilities
Eligibility criteria
Citizens and permanent residents aged 16–59 years who are declared disabled by a State Medical Officer; and people who are blind or who are living with AIDS.
References
Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare. n.d. Disability Grant. Windhoek: Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.gov.na/documents/10181/12007/Brochure_for_Disability.pdf/10d3e7f8-9d98-4ac2-9ea8-67de2c4a4b49>. Bank of Namibia. 2013. Social Safety Nets in Namibia: assessing current programmes and future options - 15th Annual Symposium. Windhoek: Bank of Namibia. Accessed 1 July 2015. <https://www.bon.com.na/CMSTemplates/Bon/Files/bon.com.na/0f/0fa7f5ba-5585-4471-9511-1a42811bd0d1.pdf>.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
Beneficiaries are required to visit the pension office at least once a year for verification.
References
Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare. n.d. Disability Grant. Windhoek: Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.gov.na/documents/10181/12007/Brochure_for_Disability.pdf/10d3e7f8-9d98-4ac2-9ea8-67de2c4a4b49>.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
NAD600
References
Bank of Namibia. 2013. Social Safety Nets in Namibia: assessing current programmes and future options - 15th Annual Symposium. Windhoek: Bank of Namibia. Accessed 1 July 2015. <https://www.bon.com.na/CMSTemplates/Bon/Files/bon.com.na/0f/0fa7f5ba-5585-4471-9511-1a42811bd0d1.pdf>.
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly
References
Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare. n.d. Disability Grant. Windhoek: Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.gov.na/documents/10181/12007/Brochure_for_Disability.pdf/10d3e7f8-9d98-4ac2-9ea8-67de2c4a4b49>
Benefit delivery mechanism
Payment is delivered via banks, institutions, the postal service or smart cards.
References
Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare. n.d. Disability Grant. Windhoek: Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.gov.na/documents/10181/12007/Brochure_for_Disability.pdf/10d3e7f8-9d98-4ac2-9ea8-67de2c4a4b49>
Benefit recipients
If the beneficiary is unable to collect the benefit, another person may be appointed to collect in the name of the beneficiary.
References
Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare. n.d. Disability Grant. Windhoek: Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.gov.na/documents/10181/12007/Brochure_for_Disability.pdf/10d3e7f8-9d98-4ac2-9ea8-67de2c4a4b49>