Institutions and agencies involved
Persons with disabilities
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.
i) Invalidity Assistance
Targeting and eligiblity
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.
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
Amount of benefits
Benefit delivery mechanism
The National Insurance Law, 1972 (No. 21).