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The following questions can help to assess whether the child may be entitled to disability allowance for persons under 16 years.

  1. Does the child have a diagnosed disability or illness?
  2. Does the child regularly visit a doctor?
  3. Does the child need more assistance or supervision than other children of the same age
    • in activities of daily living, such as eating, getting dressed or personal hygiene
    • with mobility
    • in seeing, hearing or speaking
    • in social interaction, such as self-expression, playing or relations to other people
    • with treatment procedures, such as taking medicines, measuring blood-sugar levels?
  4. Does the child have special arrangements or particular assistance in day care or at school, such as personal assistant or special-needs education?
  5. Does the child participate in rehabilitation, such as physical therapy, psychotherapy, speech therapy or occupational therapy?

Situations vary individually

If you answered ‘yes’ to three or more questions, the child may be entitled to disability allowance. However, these questions are only indicative. Every child’s situation is different. Therefore the granting of the allowance is determined from case to case.

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Last modified 28/2/2023