Young disabled persons

As disability benefit is a substitute for lost income due to disability, young disabled persons are ensured a basic rate, which is higher than for others.

The conditions for being granted entitlement as a young disabled person are:

  • you were under 26 years old when you became seriously and permanently ill
  • your illness has been clearly documented by a doctor / specialist.
  • you are applying for disability benefit before turning 36, if you have been working more than 50% after turning 26.

Entitlement as a young disabled person will be paid from when you turn 20. Your marital status determines the size of the basic benefit you will receive as a young disabled person.

  • If you are a young disabled person and are living together with your spouse, partner or are in a cohabiting relationship, the basic annual benefit is 2.66 times the National insurance basic amount (G).
  • If you are a young disabled person and are single, the basic annual benefit is 2.91 times the National insurance basic amount (G).

Read more about disability benefit.