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Constant Attendance Allowance

From: Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

What Constant Attendance Allowance is

Constant Attendance Allowance is an increase to Disablement Benefit which is paid to people who are so seriously disabled that they need someone to help them daily at their home to attend to their personal needs.

The rate of payment is currently €220 per week.

How to qualify

To qualify for Constant Attendance Allowance, you must be getting a Disablement Pension of 50% or over.

Rates of payment

There is one rate for Constant Attendance Allowance regardless of the degree of Disablement or the amount of attendance required.

The rate of payment is currently €220 per week.

You will not get the allowance during any period you are in a hospital or similar institution. Constant Attendance Allowance is not payable outside the EU.


Entitlement to Constant Attendance Allowance is based on the recommendation of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection's medical advisor.

Disablement Benefit Section

Social Welfare Services Office, Government Buildings, Ballinalee Road, Longford