Under – 18 Year Old Entitlements

Irish Sign Language (ISL) Tuition Scheme:

https://www.education.ie/en/Parents/Services/irish-sign-language-isl-/irish-sign-language-isl-tuition-scheme.html The Irish Sign Language (ISL) scheme is made available to provide funding for a weekly tuition service whereby a tutor visits the home of a deaf/hard of hearing pre-school child or school-going pupil to provide training in ISL for the child, their sibling(s) and parent(s)/guardian(s). How to Apply The

Changes that can Affect your Social Welfare Payment:

https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/social_welfare/irish_social_welfare_system/claiming_a_social_welfare_payment/changes_that_can_affect_your_social_welfare_payment.html If you are getting a social welfare payment and your personal circumstances change you must contact the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. A change in your circumstances can mean you get an increase or a decrease in your social welfare payment. You could even be entitled to an extra

Medical Card Means Test: Aged Under 70:

https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/health/medical_cards_and_gp_visit_cards/medical_card_means_test_under_70s.html To qualify for a medical card your weekly income must be below a certain figure for your family size. Here we explain the means test for those who are aged under 70. See also other information about the medical card and how to apply. There are different means test rules for

Disability Payments and Work:

https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/social_welfare/social_welfare_payments/social_welfare_payments_and_work/disability_payments_and_work.html If you are getting certain disability payments you may be allowed to work or atend training. People getting Illness Benefit and Invalidity Pension cannot work (except for unpaid voluntary work). They must transfer to the Partial Capacity Benefit scheme if they wish to work. If you are getting a means-tested payment,

Means test: (Social Welfare Payments)

https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/social_welfare/irish_social_welfare_system/means_test_for_social_welfare_payments/means_test.html To qualify for a social assistance payment you must satisfy a means test and a habitual residence test. A means test is a way of checking if you have enough financial resources to support yourself and what amount of social assistance payment, if any, you may qualify for. In a

Obtaining Aids and Appliances:

irishhealth.com Medical and surgical aids can be extremely expensive. This is usually due to a combination of the intricacy of their manufacture and design and ‘medical inflation’, which increases the price for medical products at a greater rate than the economy grows. For many people, vital items that they need

Guide Dog Allowance

Guide Dog Allowance: Guide Dog Allowance If you are blind or visually impaired, you can claim a tax credit if you own a trained guide dog. You can also claim the Blind Person’s Tax Credit. The Guide Dog Allowance is an annual allowance of €825 at the standard rate (equal to a credit

Taxation of Social Welfare Payments

Taxation of Social Welfare Payments: All income in Ireland is generally subject to taxation. Your social welfare payment may or may not be deemed taxable but even if your social welfare payment is taxable, you may not actually have to pay tax on it. If you are getting a social

Disability Allowance

Disability Allowance: Disability Allowance is a weekly allowance paid to people with a disability. You can get Disability Allowance from 16 years of age. If you are in education when you turn 16, you can continue to attend school while still receiving the disability benefit. If you qualify for Disability

Blind Pension

Blind Pension: The Blind Pension is a means-tested payment paid to blind and visually impaired people who are in Ireland. The payment is made by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. To qualify for the Pension you must supply an eye test from an ophthalmic surgeon to verify your