Last updated: 24/3/2022

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Institutions and agencies involved
Population group
Persons with disabilities

Programme Details

Programme objectives

Disability assistance seeks to support people who are permanently unable to work and do not qualify for the 'Disability Benefit'. It is a non-contributory disability pension aimed at people with low resources of working age.

Programme components
i) Invalidity Assistance
Start date
1972

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
The program seeks to support residents of the Bahamas between the ages of 16 and 65, who are permanently unable to work and in a situation of vulnerability.
Eligibility criteria
To be selected for assistance, people must complete the application form and a home visit must be made to determine the need for the person to receive support.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly
Benefit delivery mechanism
Flat transfer
Benefit recipients
Direct beneficiary