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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

    

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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,      More ?
  • 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.