Last updated: 13/8/2020
Programme objectives

To provide financial assistance to individuals in Palau who are homebound, wheelchair-bound and/or blind. 

References
Republic of Palau. 2015. An Act to Increase the Monthly Stipend for Individuals Receiving the Palau Severely Disabled Assistance Fund. RPPL No. 9-55. <http://www.paclii.org/pw/legis/num_act/ipsdafaf2016srn9552015676.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018. Katosang, Mario. 2012. Republic of Palau: Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index. Asian Development Bank. <http://socialprotection.org/discover/publications/republic-palau-updating-and-improving-social-protection-index>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Institutions and agencies involved
Start date
2002
References
Republic of Palau. 2015. An Act to Increase the Monthly Stipend for Individuals Receiving the Palau Severely Disabled Assistance Fund. RPPL No. 9-55. <http://www.paclii.org/pw/legis/num_act/ipsdafaf2016srn9552015676.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Programme components
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Means Test
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
People living with disabilities
Eligibility criteria
People living with disabilities including those resulting from accidents; those who are homebound, mentally ill, and wheelchair bound. Individuals who receive other pensions or benefits are not eligible. Applications are reviewed by the Ministry of Health, which determines the severity of the disability. The programme’s regulations state that the applicant should also not have an income over AUD3,341.00 per year, but condition is reportedly not verified.
References
Katosang, Mario. 2012. Republic of Palau: Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index. Asian Development Bank. <http://socialprotection.org/discover/publications/republic-palau-updating-and-improving-social-protection-index>. Accessed 19 November 2018. Office of the Public Auditor of the Republic of Palau. 2009. Palau Severely Disabled Assistance Fund Program Audit Report for the Period October 1, 2003 through May 31, 2008. <http://www.palauopa.org/pdf/opa-audits/Year%202009/MCCA-PSDAFP04-08-01.pdf>. Accessed: 19 November 2018.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Cash
References
Republic of Palau. 2015. An Act to Increase the Monthly Stipend for Individuals Receiving the Palau Severely Disabled Assistance Fund. RPPL No. 9-55. <http://www.paclii.org/pw/legis/num_act/ipsdafaf2016srn9552015676.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Amount of benefits
AUD100 for persons who require 24-hour care; AUD75 for other recipients
References
Republic of Palau. 2015. An Act to Increase the Monthly Stipend for Individuals Receiving the Palau Severely Disabled Assistance Fund. RPPL No. 9-55. <http://www.paclii.org/pw/legis/num_act/ipsdafaf2016srn9552015676.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly
References
Republic of Palau. 2015. An Act to Increase the Monthly Stipend for Individuals Receiving the Palau Severely Disabled Assistance Fund. RPPL No. 9-55. <http://www.paclii.org/pw/legis/num_act/ipsdafaf2016srn9552015676.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Cash payments
References
Katosang, Mario. 2012. Republic of Palau: Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index. Asian Development Bank. <http://socialprotection.org/discover/publications/republic-palau-updating-and-improving-social-protection-index>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Benefit recipients
Recipients themselves
References
Katosang, Mario. 2012. Republic of Palau: Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index. Asian Development Bank. <http://socialprotection.org/discover/publications/republic-palau-updating-and-improving-social-protection-index>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Recipient receive the benefit as long as their situation remains the same
Coverage
326 (2004); 240 (2005); 236 (2006); 254 (2007); 267 (2008)
References
Office of the Public Auditor of the Republic of Palau. 2009. Palau Severely Disabled Assistance Fund Program Audit Report for the Period October 1, 2003 through May 31, 2008. <http://www.palauopa.org/pdf/opa-audits/Year%202009/MCCA-PSDAFP04-08-01.pdf>. Accessed: 19 November 2018.
Programme expenditure
USD298,000 in the 2018 fiscal year
References
Republic of Palau. 2018. Statement of Appropriations and Expenditures For the First Quarter Ended December 31, 2017. <http://www.palaugov.pw/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-1st-Quarter.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
The Screening Committee makes home visits and provides annual reports to the National Congress and the Office of the President
References
UN Human Rights Council. 2016. National Report Submitted in Accordance with Paragraph 5 of the Annex to Human Right Council Resolution 16/21: Palau. <https://www.upr-info.org/sites/default/files/document/palau/session_24_-_january_2016/a-hrc-wg.6-24-plw-1-e.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Population Group