If you do not qualify for either Injury Benefit or Illness Benefit, you may qualify for either Disability Allowance or Supplementary Welfare Allowance.
This is a means-tested allowance, which you may get if the illness is expected to last for at least 12 months.
For more information, log on to www.welfare.ie or contact:
Disability Allowance Section
Department of Social Protection
LoCall: 1890 927 770
Telephone: Longford (043) 334 00 00
Dublin (01) 704 3000
If calling form outside the Republic of Ireland please call +353 43 334 0000
Supplementary Welfare Allowance
If your means are too low to meet your needs, you may qualify for Supplementary Welfare allowance, payable by this Department. You should apply to your local Intreo Centre or your local Social Welfare Office.
For more information, log on to www.welfare.ie.