Grants For Mobility Aid
Mobility Aid Grant Scheme
The Mobility Aids Grant Scheme provides grants for works designed to address mobility problems in the home, such as the purchase and installation of grab-rails, a level access shower, access ramps or a stair-lift. The scheme is primarily for older people, but people with a disability can also apply for it.
Mobility Aid Grants
If you need more extensive works done, or if you do not qualify under the means test, you can apply for the housing adaption grant for people with a disability instead. Depending on your situation, the housing aid for older persons scheme may be more suitable for you.
The Mobility Aids Grant Scheme is available to people with a household income of less than €30,000 per year.
The grant can be paid to people in:
- Owner-occupied housing
- Houses being purchased from a local authority under the tenant purchase scheme
- Private rented accommodation (the duration of your tenancy can affect grant approval)
- Accommodation provided under the voluntary housing Capital Assistance and Rental Subsidy schemes
- Accommodation occupied by people living in communal residences.
Local Authority Requirements
You must satisfy the local authority that you will occupy the property as your normal place of residence when the works have been done. If you are a tenant, you must also get written approval from your landlord.
Your application for the grant will be prioritized according to your medical need. Highest priority will be given to people who are terminally ill, or where alterations or adaptations would facilitate their discharge from hospital or the continuance of care in their own home.
When the local authority receives your application, it may request an occupational therapist’s (OT) assessment. The local authority can arrange for this, or you can employ an OT yourself and recoup up to €200 of the cost from the local authority as part of the grant, subject to the maximum grant limit of €6,000.
When applying for the Mobility Aids Grant Scheme, you must provide:
- Your tax reference number
- Details of your tax district
- A statement that, to the best of your knowledge, your tax affairs are in order
You must provide evidence that the local property tax on the house has been paid. There is a relief from Local Property Tax (LPT) on properties that have been adapted for occupation by a disabled person.
Walk in Shower
Walk in Showers
Wheelchair access ramps:
Ramps are mobility aids that enable better access to your home and areas that have existing steps or raised surfaces. Ramps make steps in and around your home accessible for wheelchair
Ramps reduce uncomfortable lifting over steps and into vehicles. They give you the independence to transport yourself around your home, rather than relying on assistance.
All our ramps and steps have anti-slip surfaces to offer added stability during transit and reduce the risk of slips and falls.
Steps and ramps have strong, durable designs so they are suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Disability grab rails are often positioned next to steps leading up to a front door, bathrooms, stairs for instance. Carefully positioned safety grab bars can be an important living aid for a disabled or elderly person.
Grab Rails are designed to improve user safety and help with mobility in a variety of tasks in the bathroom and around the home. Grab bars are practical and durable assistive products, which are ideal for the elderly and disabled, providing confidence and stability for the user.
Download Application Form
Click the button below to download the application form. You can then print the form and submit to your Local Authority. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you need assistance in completing the building section.
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