The Household Benefits Package is a set of allowances which help you with the costs of running your household. It includes allowances towards covering electricity or gas costs as well as television licence.
The package is available to everyone aged over 70 and to people under 70 in certain circumstances.
You must show that you are the registered consumer at the address for which you are applying for the Household Benefits Package, for example, by providing a utility bill.
If you are renting your home, your landlord must provide written confirmation that you are a tenant, including the MPRN (Meter point reference number) or GPRN (Gas point reference number) of the address you are living at. They must also confirm that you are paying your own energy bills.
The qualifying conditions for the Household Benefits Package are different depending on what age you are and the payment you are receiving from the government.
You can also qualify for the Household Benefits Package if you meet one of the following conditions:
You can qualify for the Household Benefits Package if you meet one of the following conditions:
1. You are over 70 years of age
2. You are getting Carer's Allowance. You must be providing full-time care and living with the person you are caring for
3. You are between 66 and 70 and are getting:
4. You are under 66 and are getting:
5. You are caring for a person who is getting Constant Attendance Allowance
6. You are aged between 66 and 70 and satisfy a means test
|Electricity or Gas||€35 monthly|
|TV Licence||Once you qualify for the Household Benefits Package you qualify for a free Television Licence from its next renewal date. You apply for this on your Household Benefits package form|
Return the application form below with the relevant supporting documents to:
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