If you are getting an Invalidity Pension you may also get:
If you get an Invalidity Pension, you will get a Free Travel Pass automatically. In addition, if a doctor confirms that you cannot travel alone, you may qualify for a Companion Free Travel Pass. This allows any one person, aged 16 or over, to join you on public transport, free of charge.
You may get this allowance for 26 weeks from the end of September to April. It is subject to certain conditions, including that you live alone or with certain qualified people and that your household satisfies a means test.
This increase is payable if you are living mainly or entirely alone.
You may, subject to certain conditions, also qualify for:
Electricity, Natural Gas or Bottled Gas Refill Allowance,
Free Television Licence,
Telephone Allowance for either a landline or a mobile phone.
This increase is payable if you normally live on an island off the coast of Ireland, regardless of your age. If you do not qualify for an Invalidity Pension from this Department and you are getting an equivalent payment from another EU country you may qualify for the Island Allowance.
A person may get Carer’s Allowance or Carer’s Benefit to look after you if you need full-time care and attention.
Since September 2007 it may be possible to get a half rate Carer’s Allowance in addition to getting an Invalidity Pension in your own right or if someone else is getting an increase for a qualified adult for you.
For more information on these other benefits, log on to www.welfare.ie.