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Half-Rate Carer’s Allowance

If you are getting a social welfare payment or you are a qualified adult on your spouse’s or partner’s payment and if either of you now need full-time care you may qualify for a half rate carer’s allowance payment. This half-rate carer’s allowance payment is means tested. If you qualify for this payment you will still keep your existing social welfare payment.

Carer’s Allowance

Carer’s Allowance is a payment to people who are looking after a person who needs support because of age, physical or learning disability or illness (including mental illness).

Carer’s Allowance can be paid to carers on low incomes who live with and look after certain people who need full-time care and attention.

You also qualify for free household benefits and a Free Travel Pass.

Carer’s Allowance is not taken into account in the assessment for a medical card.
For more information please follow the link below:

For more information on the Carer’s Allowance payment contact your local Citizens Information Centre or Social Welfare Office.

Dundalk Social Welfare Office
T 042 939 2600

Drogheda Social Welfare Office
T 041 983 8626