Programme objectives

To support persons with severe disabilities to meet their daily needs. 

References
Personal communication.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2008
References
Julie June Olsson. 2012. Nauru: Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index. Asian Development Bank. <https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/project-document/76067/44152-012-reg-tacr-14.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Programme components
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
National
Target groups
Persons living with severe disabilities
Eligibility criteria
Applicants must not be receiving income from other sources, such as another benefit/allowance, or from employment. Potential beneficiaries must be interviewed by the Disability Committee, with a panel composed of a doctor, one hospital staff and usually the head nurse. Questions on the applicants’ ability to dress, clean, feed and walk by themselves are asked; only those people who answer the 4 questions negatively are considered severely disabled and thus eligible to receive the benefits. Other criteria were set to be considered as well, including one’s ability to communicate for basic needs. [1] Determination falls under the purview of the Ministry of Health and final endorsement is given by the Minister.
References
Julie June Olsson. 2012. Nauru: Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index. Asian Development Bank. <https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/project-document/76067/44152-012-reg-tacr-14.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018. Personal communication.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
Benefit ceases upon gaining employment or receiving income from other sources.
References
Julie June Olsson. 2012. Nauru: Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index. Asian Development Bank. <https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/project-document/76067/44152-012-reg-tacr-14.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Type of benefits
Cash
Amount of benefits
AUD400 monthly
References
NPDO. 2015. Nauru Persons Disability Organisation [NPDO] 2015 UPR Submission1 Nauru Persons Disability Organisation (NPDO submission to the Universal Periodic Review for Nauru’s UPR. <https://www.upr-info.org/sites/default/files/document/nauru/session_23_-_november_2015/npdo_upr23_nru_e_main.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018. [3] Personal communication.
Payment/delivery frequency
Biweekly
References
NPDO. 2015. Nauru Persons Disability Organisation [NPDO] 2015 UPR Submission1 Nauru Persons Disability Organisation (NPDO submission to the Universal Periodic Review for Nauru’s UPR. <https://www.upr-info.org/sites/default/files/document/nauru/session_23_-_november_2015/npdo_upr23_nru_e_main.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018. [3] Personal communication.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Funds collected from the Treasury
References
Personal communication.
Benefit recipients
 
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Recipients receive benefits until death, unless their circumstances change.
References
Julie June Olsson. 2012. Nauru: Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index. Asian Development Bank. <https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/project-document/76067/44152-012-reg-tacr-14.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Coverage
 
Programme expenditure
AUD166,875 (2011-12 revised budget) AUD 270,400 (2012-13 budget) .
References
Julie June Olsson. 2012. Nauru: Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index. Asian Development Bank. <https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/project-document/76067/44152-012-reg-tacr-14.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Institutions and agencies involved
Finance Department
References
Julie June Olsson. 2012. Nauru: Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index. Asian Development Bank. <https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/project-document/76067/44152-012-reg-tacr-14.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
 
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Stakeholder
Population Group
Persons with disabilities