The grant is means tested and the level of grant is determined by taking account of the annual gross income of the registered property owner together with all household members over 18 (or 23 if in full time education) in the previous tax year. In order to qualify for a grant under this scheme the gross household income must not exceed €30,000 (some applicants may qualify for certain income disregards).
The Mobility Aids Housing Grant Scheme is available to fast track grant aid to cover a basic suite of works to address mobility problems, primarily, but not exclusively, associated with ageing.
The application form is available here.
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The works covered include grab rails, access ramps, level access showers, stair-lifts, and other minor works deemed reasonably necessary to make a house more suitable for a person with mobility problems to live in.
The maximum grant available is €6,000 or 100% of the approved nett cost of proposed works. The applicant may qualify for a refund of the VAT from the Revenue Commissioners subject to certain conditions once they have paid the contractor in full.