Special Disability Allowance

Special Disability Allowance is a weekly payment for people who have a spouse or partner who is in residential care, or has been in a public hospital for over 13 weeks. It's paid to the spouse or partner who is not in care to help with the extra costs of having their spouse or partner in care.

Who can get it

You may get a Special Disability Allowance if:

  • you are getting a benefit or pension
  • your spouse or partner is in residential care, or has been in a public hospital for over 13 weeks.

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