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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.

Is it means tested?

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.

The percentage of the grant available for different household incomes
Gross Maximum Household Income per annum Percentage of Costs Available Maximum Grant Available
Up to €30,000 95% €30,000
€30,001- €35,000 85% €25,000
€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

What type of work is covered?

The types of works allowable under the scheme can be varied and include the provision of:

  • Access ramps
  • Stair-lifts
  • Downstairs toilet facilities
  • Accessible showers
  • Adaptations to facilitate wheelchair access
  • Extensions
  • 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.

Tax requirements

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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Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 16/03/16