Carer Grant

Overview

A Carer Grant was introduced as from the 1st January 2021 as per budget measures. This Grant is awarded to a parent who is not in employment so as to take care of a child with a disability who is over 16 years of age and who is in receipt of an Increased Severe Disability Assistance.

What you’ll get

The parent will be awarded €500 per year. A Carer Grant is paid to a  parent on multiple occasions if the parent who is not working, is taking care of more than one child with a disability and who are in receipt of Increased Severe Disability Assistance.

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Eligibility

General eligibility criteria:

  • The parent must not be in employment and lives in the same household of the child with a disbaility who is over 16 years of age and in receipt of an Increased Severe Disability Assistance
  • When upon reaching pensionable age, the eligible parent will continue receiving the Carer Grant
  • The parent must not be in receipt of an Increased Carers Allowance, Carers Allowance or an Increased Severe Disability Assistance

Documentation required

General documentation:

  • No documentation is required

How to apply

The process for the payment of  the Carer’s Grant is triggered automatically by the Department for Social Security in those cases when a parent is not in employment and lives in the same household of the child with a disbaility who is over 16 years of age and in receipt of Increased Severe Disability Assistance.