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Housing aid for Older People Scheme

The Housing Aid for Older People Scheme is used to improve the condition of an older person’s home. In general, this scheme is aimed at people 60 years of age and above.

However, if there is a case of genuine hardship the local authority may give assistance to people under 60 years of age.  (see chart below)

*A housing adaption grant is available where changes need to be made to a home to make it suitable for a disabled person to live in. Please note that in 2007, the Housing Adaption Grant for People with a Disability replaced the Disabled Persons Grant. This is a means-tested grant.

Contact your Local Authority Housing Section for further information.

HOUSING AID FOR OLDER PEOPLE SCHEME: from 27th February 2014:

Max. Yearly Household Income  € Percentage of Costs Maximum Grant
Up to 30,000 95% 8,000
30,000 – 35,000 85% 6,800
35,001 – 40,000 75% 6,000
40,001 – 50,000 50% 4,000
50,001 – 60,000 30% 2,400
Over 60,000 - No Grant Payable

 

HOUSING ADAPTION GRANT FOR PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY*
(HOUSES OVER 12 MONTHS OLD)   from 27th February 2014:

Max. Yearly Household Income € Percentage of Costs Maximum Grant
Up to 30,000 95% 30,000
30,001 – 35,000 85% 25,000
35,001 – 40,000 75% 22,500
40,001 – 50,000 50% 15,000
50,001 – 60,000 30% 9,000
Over 60,000 - No Grant Payable

 

HOUSING ADAPTION GRANT FOR PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY*
(HOUSES LESS THAN 12 MONTHS OLD)   from 27th February 2014:

Max. Yearly Household Income € Percentage of Costs Maximum Grant
Up to 30,000 95% 14,500
30,001 – 35,000 85% 12,325
35,001 – 40,000 75% 10,875
40,001 – 50,000 50% 7,250
50,001 – 60,000 30% 4,350
Over 60,000 - No Grant Payable

 

Mobility Aids Grant Scheme

The Mobility Aids Grant Scheme was set up in 2007. The Scheme provides grants for works designed to address mobility problems in the home. For example, the grant can be used for the purchase and installation of grab-rails, a level access shower, access ramps or a stair-lift.

The grant is primarily for older people but people with disability can also access the scheme. You cannot    apply for both the Mobility Aids  Grant Scheme and the Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability. However, you can withdraw your application for one scheme and submit a new application under the other.

The maximum grant available will be €6,000 and may cover 100% of the cost of the work.

Cavan County Council – Housing Grants for Older People

 

Cavan County Council administers these three housing grants available for older people, please click on the links below to obtain an application form or use the contact details provided to obtain further information:

 

Housing Aid for Older People Scheme

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Housing Adaptation Grant Scheme for People with a Disability

 

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Mobility Aids Housing Grant Scheme 

 

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Note:  Due to limited financial allocations and the numbers and priorities of applications currently on hand, approval of applications is not guaranteed.

 

Local Contact:

Housing Office,

Courthouse,
Farnham Street,
Cavan Town,
County Cavan

Email: housing@cavancoco.ie

Tel: 049-4378333

Fax: 049-4361565