Disability Allowance - SW29


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Free Travel

If you are getting Disability Allowance and living in the State permanently you may qualify for a Free Travel Pass.

For more information,  click here.

Household Benefits Package

You may, subject to certain conditions, also qualify for:

  • Electricity, Natural Gas or Bottled Gas Refill Allowance,
  • Free Television Licence,

For more information,  click here.

Carer’s Allowance and Carer’s Benefit

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 obtain a half rate Carer’s Allowance in addition to a Disability Allowance or an increase for a qualified adult.

For more information,  click here.

Assistance under the Supplementary Welfare Allowance Scheme

There are special provisions for Exceptional Needs Payments, Heating Supplements, Rent and Mortgage Interest Supplements and Urgent Needs Payments under the Supplementary Welfare Allowance Scheme. For more information,  click here or contact the Community Welfare Officer at your local office of the Health Service Executive.  

You may also qualify for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance for your qualified children. For more information,  click here.

Medical card

This card provides a range of health services for you and your dependants. To get it, your income must be under certain limits.

Contact your local office of the HSE for more information.

Long-term illness card

If you suffer from a certain illness or condition and you do not have a medical card, you may get certain drugs and medicines free of charge for treating that condition.

Contact your local office of the HSE for more information.

 
Last modified:13/04/2015
 

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