Housing adaptation grant for people with a disability
The Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability is available to assist in the carrying out of works that are reasonably necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for the accommodation of a person with a disability who is a member of the household.
All applications for grant aid under the Housing Adaptation Grant Scheme shall be assessed on the basis of household means. The maximum grant of €30,000, which will cover 95% of the cost of works, will be available to applicants whose gross household income is less than €30,000 per annum, tapering to 30% for applicants with gross household incomes of between €50,001 to €60,000 per annum.
|Gross Maximum Household Income per annum||Percentage of Costs Available||Maximum Grant Available|
|Up to €30,000||95%||€30,000|
|€35,001 - €40,000||75%||€22,500|
|€40,001 - €50,000||50%||€15,000|
|€50,001 - €60,000||30%||€9,000|
|In excess of €60,000||0%||No grant is payable|
The types of works allowable under the scheme can be varied and include the provision of:
- Access ramps
- Downstairs toilet facilities
- Accessible showers
- Adaptations to facilitate wheelchair access
- Any other works which are reasonably necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for the accommodation of a person with a disability.
In the case of contractors, the contractor’s name, address, tax reference number and tax district and the number and expiry date of a certificate of authorisation issued to the contractor by the Revenue Commissioners must be submitted.
In the case of grant applications totalling €10,000 or more, the applicant must confirm that he/she holds a valid tax clearance certificate.
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