Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

Cyprus - Disability benefits

What am I entitled to and how can I claim?

  • Severe motor disability allowance

Beneficiaries: people aged 12-65 who are unable to walk and have a continuous and permanent need to use a wheelchair.

Benefit: €339.55.

  • Care allowance for quadriplegic persons

Beneficiaries: persons with minimal movement or no movement at all in all four limbs.

Benefit: €854.30 per month.

  • Care allowance for paraplegic persons

Beneficiaries: persons with minimal movement or no movement in both lower or upper limbs.

Benefit: €350 per month.

  • Allowance for blind persons

Beneficiaries:

  • persons whose visual acuity in both eyes is such that even that of the better of the two eyes does not exceed 6/60;
  • people who attended the School for the Blind up to 1990.

Benefit: €318.14 per month.

  • Mobility allowance

Beneficiaries:

  • students or working persons whose visual acuity does not exceed 6/36 for each eye;
  • students or working persons with severe mobility problems in the lower limbs;
  • haemodialysis renal patients treated permanently and regularly in a public hospital;
  • persons under 65 with quadriplegia.

Benefits:

  • €51 per month:
    • to persons with severe mobility problems in the lower limbs who work or study;
    • to haemodialysis renal patients treated permanently and regularly in public hospitals residing in cities.
  • €102 per month:
    • to blind people who work or study;
    • to people under 65 with quadriplegia;
    • to haemodialysis renal patients treated permanently and regularly in public hospitals residing in villages.
  • Scheme for the provision of financial assistance for the acquisition of a disability car
    • Beneficiaries: people aged 18-70 with severe disability in the upper and/or lower limbs or severe visual impairment;
    • Benefit: €3,500 or €4,500 or €9,000 depending on the grade of disability.
  • Scheme for the provision of financial assistance for the purchase of wheelchairs
    • Beneficiaries: persons with long-term motor disability who have full and effective difficulties participating in society on an equal basis with others;
    • Benefit: from €700 up to €13,500 depending on the type of wheelchair.
  • Financial assistance scheme for the provision of technical means, instruments and other aids to people with a disability
    • Beneficiaries: people with serious motor, sensory or other disabilities;
    • Benefit: financial assistance for the purchase of technical means, instruments and other aids.
  • Scheme for the provision of grants to organisations of persons with disabilities
    • Beneficiaries: organisations of people with disabilities themselves or organisations of the parents of such people that are not in a position to represent themselves;
    • Benefit: subsidising the operational expenses of the organisations as well as the expenses of a number of social inclusion programmes for people with disabilities.
  • Scheme for the provision of grants for social assistants for adults with very serious disabilities
    • Beneficiaries: organisations for persons with disabilities which will take charge of the coordination and allocation of the necessary attendant service to people with disabilities according to their needs;
    • Benefit: a subsidy of up to €10,000 per year with an upper limit of 70% of the wage costs of the social assistant.
  • Scheme for the Provision of the European Disability Card In Cyprus
  • Beneficiaries: person who has long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others and whose disability is certified by the Disability Assessment Centers of the Department for Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities as moderate or severe or total disability.
  • When the person with disability needs to be accompanied by another persons, as certified by the Disability Assessment Centres of the Department for Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, the same benefits will also be enjoyed by the assistant of the person with disability and the European Disability Card will be marked with an "A" (Assistant).
  • Benefits: The European Disability Card has a specific format determined by the European Commission and the Member States participating in the relevant European Program (.Cyprus, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Italy, Malta, Slovenia and Romania). The benefits for the holders of the European Disability Card in Cyprus are set out in the “LIST OF BENEFITS OF THE EUROPEAN DISABILITY CARD' which constitutes a part of the Scheme. The List can be differentiated and enriched in the future, as it will be published on the special website of the Department for Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities. Through this Website, anyone interested can find out how to use the Card and enjoy its benefits in Cyprus. Furthermore on the Website there will be information about the benefits provided to cardholders in each of the other Member States participating in the Program.

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Who do you need to contact?

Department for Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

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