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. Log on to
'www.welfare.ie' for more information or contact:
Disability Allowance Section
Social Welfare Services
Telephone: Longford (043) 334 00 00
Dublin (01) 704 3000
Supplementary Welfare Allowance
If your means are too low to meet your needs, you may qualify for Supplementary Welfare allowance, payable by the Health Service Executive. You should apply to the Community Welfare Officer at your local health centre. Log on to
'www.welfare.ie' for more information.