The Mobility Benefit Portal contains information regarding the process of filing the benefit claim, the benefit itself and related benefits.
The mobility benefit provides various benefits to those who have impairments in their legs which limit their mobility, in order to help them integrate into the community and develop independent lives. Children with limited mobility are entitled to a Child Mobility Benefit.
Each benefit has its own eligibility requirements.
The benefits are paid for from State Treasury funds in accordance with the Mobility Agreement signed between the Ministry of Finance and the National Insurance Institute, with the exception of driving lessons for Mobility Benefit recipients.
Benefits Given as Part of the Mobility Benefit
- Monthly Mobility Allowance for Vehicle Owners
- Monthly Mobility Allowance for Non-Vehicle Owners
- Mobility Benefit Loan to Purchase a Private Vehicle
- Loan for Purchasing a Handicap Accessible (Special Accessories) Vehicle
- Mobility Benefit Standing Loan for New Vehicle Taxes
- Loan for Purchasing Mobility Accessories in a Handicap-Accessible Vehicle
- Reimbursement for Mobility Accessories in a Private Vehicle
- Loan to Install a Wheelchair Lift in a Handicap-Accessible Vehicle
- Driving Lessons for Mobility Benefit Recipients
- Towing Services for Mobility Benefit Recipients
Other Benefits for Mobility Benefit Recipients
- For a comprehensive categorized listing of healthcare organizations offering assistance and support for people with disabilities, see People with Disabilities/Aid Organizations.
- The National Insurance Institute
- The Ministry of Health:
- An authorized driver for someone with disabilities does not make that driver ineligible to receive income support
Laws & Regulations
- Minutes from the Labor, Social Affairs, and Health Committees' meeting on July 25, 2006 regarding the Mobility Benefit Agreement
- Text of the Mobility Agreement signed on June 1, 1977 from the National Insurance Institute website.
- Original translation performed by The Shira Pransky Project as part of a grant from The Fellowship Fund.