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4.1.7 Increased Rate of Disability Pension for Specific Disabilities - Eligibility

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What is the Specific Disability Allowance?

The Specific Disability Allowance increases the rate of disability pension paid for certain war-caused or defence-caused amputations, or amputations and/or loss of sight.

Eligibility criteria for Specific Disability Allowance

    

Under the provisions of Section 27 of the VEA, an increased rate of disability pension is payable to veterans with certain war-caused or defence caused limb amputations and/or loss of sight.  A veteran is eligible for this increased rate of disability pension if he or she is:

  • not eligible for a disability pension at the Special Rate,     
  • eligible for a disability pension at the General Rate, Intermediate Rate, or for an Extreme Disablement Adjustment, and
  • has an incapacity from an accepted disability of the following kind:
  • two arms amputated,
  • two legs and one arm amputated,
  • two legs amputated above the knee,
  • two legs amputated and blinded in one eye,
  • one arm and one leg amputated and blinded in one eye,
  • one leg and one arm amputated,
  • one leg amputated above, and one leg amputated below, the knee,
  • two legs amputated below the knee,
  • one arm amputated and blinded in one eye,
  • one leg amputated and blinded in one eye,
  • one leg amputated above the knee,
  • one leg amputated below the knee,
  • one arm amputated above the elbow,
  • one arm amputated below the elbow, or
  • blinded in one eye.