The Carer’s Support Grant is €1,700 for each person you are caring for. It is an annual payment made to carers who get Carer's Allowance, Carer's Benefit or Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA).
It can also be paid to certain other carers providing full-time care. Carers can use the grant in whatever way they wish.
If you are not getting any of these payments, you may still qualify if you meet these conditions if:
You do not qualify if you are:
If you are caring for more than one person, you will get a grant for each of them.
The Carer’s Support Grant is €1,700 for each person you are caring for. It is paid once each year, usually on the first Thursday in June.
If you are getting Carer's Allowance, Carer's Benefit, or Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA), you do not need to apply for the Carer’s Support Grant. We will automatically pay you every June.
If you are not getting any of these payments, fill in the application form below, for each person you are caring for.
Return your application, with the relevant supporting documentation, to:
Operational guidelines describe the processes and procedures that staff in the department follow when carrying out their work.