Disability Benefit

During a press conderence delivered on the 4th June by Family Minister Michael Falzon, it was announced that the Disability Benefit, paid to persons with disability due to COVID-19, will stop with immediate effect as of 5th July 2020. Refer to Press Release here.

Managing Authority: Department of Social Security

Who applies: Employee

Date of effect: after 8th March 2020


Persons with disability employed in the private sector, who after 8th March 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19 cannot go to work on medical advice and are not able to work from home, may apply for this benefit. Employees will receive a direct payment of €166.15 per week if they work fulltime or €103.85 per week if they work part-time.

In addition employees will enjoy the following benefits:

  • The Social Security Contribution will be paid and their future contributory pension rights safeguarded;
  • Employees will continue receiving any of the Disability Assistances without deductions.


  • Employees registered with JobsPlus as a person with disability and have a Special ID No or EU Disability Card issued by the Commission of the Rights of Persons with Disability
  • Work full-time or part-time in the private sector
  • Cannot work from home
  • Are medically advised to stay at home after 8th March 2020

How to apply: 

Application form: