You should apply for the Respite Care Grant as soon as you feel that you meet the conditions outlined in this booklet and are not receiving a payment mentioned in
You can apply for the Respite Care Grant by completing the application form
RCG 1and sending it to the address below.
If you are caring for more than one person please complete an
RCG 1 (a)for each additional person and attach it to your completed
You can get an application form from your local Social Welfare Office, Citizens Information Centre (CIC), from the address below, at
'www.welfare.ie' or by text to 51909 (see details in
If you need help completing the application form, contact your local Social Welfare Office or the Respite Care Grant Section.
Send your completed form to:
Respite Care Grant Section
PO Box 10085
Telephone (01) 704 3240