- What is Domiciliary Care Allowance?
- Who may qualify?
- When and how do I apply?
- How is my claim decided?
- Checklist for Domiciliary Care Allowance application
- Reviews and Appeals
- 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.