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Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database
Latin America and the Caribbean
Invalidity Assistance (1972-)



Date: 1972-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: 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.


Target population: The program seeks to support residents of the Bahamas between the ages of 16 and 65, who are permanently unable to work and ina situation of vulnerability
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: Categorical
Comments: 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.


Legal framework: The National Insurance Law, 1972 (No. 21).
Responsible organization(s): National Insurance Board
Executing organization(s): National Insurance Board
Source of funding: Government of Bahamas

Invalidity Assistance

Recipient(s): People between 16 and 65 years of age who are permanently unable to work and are in a situation of vulnerability.
Mode of transfer: Flat transfer
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Direct beneficiary
Conditionalities: Does not have
Comments: Disability assistance is paid as long as the claimant remains permanently unable to work and continues to meet the other qualifying conditions.
Amount : $256.45 per month (2013); see data in Excel format


National Insurance Act 1972 (No. 21 of 1972).

Author: ILO
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