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Housing Aid for Older People Scheme

We will only process Priority 1/Emergency case applications from Friday, 26th October until further notice. This is due to the large volume of private housing grant applications submitted.

The Scheme of Housing Aid for Older People is available to assist older people living in poor housing conditions to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out.  The effective maximum grant under the scheme of Housing Aid for Older People is €8,000.

Is it means tested?

Yes. Applicants will be prioritised on the basis of household means. The maximum grant of €8,000 is available to applicants with gross household incomes of up to €30,000 per annum tapering to 30% for applicants with gross household incomes of between €50,000 to €60,000.

Who can apply?

Older people, generally aged over 66 years, who require necessary repairs or improvements to their homes.

What type of work is covered?

The types of works allowable under the scheme can be varied and include structural repairs or improvements; re-wiring; drylining; repairs to/replacement of window and doors; provision of central heating; water and sanitary services; contract-cleaning; painting and radon remediation works.

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.

Application form

Page last reviewed: 23/10/18

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