Domiciliary Care Allowance - SW127

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  1. What is Domiciliary Care Allowance?
  2. Who may qualify?
  3. When and how do I apply?
  4. How is my claim decided?
  5. Checklist for Domiciliary Care Allowance application
  6. Reviews and Appeals
  7. For more information

You may qualify to receive the allowance for a child under 16 with a disability provided that:

  • the disability is likely to last for at least one year,
  • you provide for the care of the child,
  • the child lives at home with you for at least 5 or more days a week,
  • the child meets the medical criteria of the scheme,
  • both you and the child are ordinarily resident in the state. This means that you both live in the Republic of Ireland and only leave Ireland for holidays,
  • you must also be Habitually Resident in the state.

Payment is not made for a child who lives full time in residential care or in other placements. However, a half rate payment can be made for a child in residential care, who goes home for two or more days a week. For example, a child who attends residential services from Monday to Friday and goes home at weekends.

Last modified:09/07/2014