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Free Travel

If you are aged 66 or over and living in the State you will qualify for a Free Travel Pass.

The All-Ireland Free Travel Scheme will entitle you to travel for free on transport services operating within Northern Ireland, using a Senior Smartpass card.

Household Benefits Package

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

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

Fuel Allowance

You may get Fuel Allowance, from October to April, subject to certain conditions. These conditions include that you live alone or with certain specified persons and that your household satisfies a means test.

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 State Pension (Transition) or State Pension (Contributory) or increase for a qualified adult.

For more information on the above benefits, log on to 'www.welfare.ie'.

Medical Card

You may qualify for a medical card from the Health Service Executive if you satisfy a means test.

For more information, contact your local office of the Health Service Executive.

Last modified:31/01/2012

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