What is the Disability Allowance?
Disability Allowance assists individuals with a disability and is available from the age of 16. If an individual is in education when they turn 16, they can continue to attend school while receiving this allowance.
How to qualify for Disability Allowance:
To qualify for Disability Allowance, an individual must:
Payments for Couples:
If both individuals in a married, civil partnership, or cohabiting couple qualify for Disability Allowance, each person will get the weekly personal rate.
Means Testing for Employed Individuals:
If a person receiving Disability Allowance takes up employment or self-employment, they will be subject to means testing:
Rates of Payment:
Paid weekly either directly to a personal account or collected at a Post Office.
|Extra for Dependent Adult
|Extra for a Dependent Child Under 12
|€42.00 (€21.00 in some cases)
|Extra for a Dependent Child Over 12
|€50.00 (€25.00 in some cases)
Disability Allowance is fully exempt from income tax, PRSI, and USC.
How to Apply:
Fill in the Disability Allowance Application Form (DA1) .
You can also get this form at your local Intreo Centre.
Please send your completed application form and supporting documents to:Disability Allowance Section