How do you Claim Health Expenses?

You can claim relief on health expenses after the year has ended. You can only claim for expenses that you have receipts for. You can claim relief on the last four year’s health expenses. If you have private health insurance you can claim tax relief on the portion of those

Housing Assistance Payment

The Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) is a form of social housing support for people who have a long-term housing need. HAP will eventually replace long-term Rent Supplement. HAP is available in all local authority areas throughout the State. Under the HAP scheme you can take up full-time employment and keep your

Claiming for an Adult Dependant

If you qualify for a social welfare payment you get an amount for yourself, which is called the ‘personal rate of payment’. You may also get an extra amount for your adult dependant (called a qualified adult) which is paid as an increase to your personal payment (called an Increase

Social Welfare Payments and the Student Grant

If you are returning to education and have been getting a social welfare payment you may qualify for the Back to Education Allowance or the student grant depending on your circumstances. You cannot get the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) and a full student grant at the same time. If

HomeCaring Periods Scheme

The HomeCaring Periods Scheme makes it easier for people who take time out of their working life to care for children or adults to qualify for a State Pension (Contributory). Under the Scheme, periods of time when you were caring for someone can be included in your social insurance record. The


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