When and how do I apply?

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You should apply for Carer's Allowance as soon as you feel you meet the conditions outlined in this booklet. You may apply at the same time as you apply for Domiciliary Care Allowance for a child. If you qualify, you may get Carer’s Allowance from the date the Domiciliary Care Allowance is awarded.

In all other cases, you will get your payment from the Thursday after the date we receive your application.

You can apply for Carer's Allowance by completing the CR 1 application form and sending it with the relevant certificates and documents to the address below.

If you need any help completing the application form, contact your local Social Welfare Office or Carer's Allowance Section.

Send your application to:

Carer's Allowance Section
Social Welfare Services
Government Buildings
Ballinalee Road

Telephone: (043) 3340000

LoCall: 1890 92 77 70

If calling form outside the Republic of Ireland please call + 353 43 3340000

Warning: If you fail to apply in time, you may lose some of your payment.

Last modified:25/09/2014