General Information for Persons with a Disability:

The following links provide information on tax credits, reliefs and exemptions for customers with a disability: Drivers and Passengers with Disabilities Scheme, including the Fuel Grant. See Scheme for persons with disabilities in the Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) section. Repayment of Value-Added Tax (VAT) paid on certain aids and appliances, including radios for

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS):

The HSE Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is a specialist service for people under the age of 18 with mental health difficulties. These are difficulties that affect your thoughts, feelings and behaviours every day. Some conditions treated in CAMHS include: moderate to severe depression anxiety eating disorders self-harm

Appointment of Temporary Agent Form – An Post

TO BE USED WHEN THE DEASP CLAIMANT IS PAID BY SOCIAL SERVICES SWIPE CARD AND IS UNABLE TO ATTEND AT THE POST OFFICE. Important – A temporary agent should only be appointed to collect fifteen payments during the COVID-19 emergency. Where fifteen payments have been collected by a temporary agent

Additional Diet Expenses for Coeliacs and Diabetics

You can claim relief for certain food products if you have specific dietary requirements due to a medical condition. This applies to you if you are: a coeliac and you must purchase gluten free foods specifically manufactured to be gluten free diabetic and you must purchase diabetic products if your

Nursing Home and Additional Nursing Care Expenses

Nursing home expenses You may claim income tax relief on nursing home expenses paid by you. You can claim this relief at your highest rate of tax if the nursing home provides 24-hour on-site nursing care. Nursing Homes Support (Fair Deal) Scheme The Health Service Executive (HSE) can provide you with assistance

Claiming Home Carer Tax Credit

Use myAccount to claim the Home Carer Tax Credit for the current year. Alternatively, you can complete the Home Carer Tax Credit claim form. You can then post this form to your Revenue office. If you pay tax under the self-assessed system, the tax credit is claimed by completing the Home Carer section on your annual

How to Reclaim VAT on Radios for the Blind

An institution or society with its primary object being the enrichment of blind persons, may reclaim Value-Added Tax (VAT) on the purchase or importation of radio sets which are intended for the use of blind persons. Applications for repayment must be submitted within four years from the end of the

Tax Reliefs for People with a Visual Impairment

If you have certain visual impairments you may claim a reduction in the amount of tax that you pay. Under the tax system, the amount of tax that you pay to Revenue may be reduced by a system of tax credits and reliefs. You can read about how your tax is calculated for an

Checklist when Appealing a Social Welfare Decision

If you are unhappy with a decision of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) you can make an appeal. Depending on the type of payment, you appeal either to the Social Welfare Appeals Office or the DEASP. There are a number of stages involved in the appeal

COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is available to employees and the self-employed who have lost their job on or after 13 March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was announced in July that new applications would be accepted until 17 September 2020. This has been extended and new applications will now be