Organization : Government of Ireland
Facility Name : Apply for Disability Allowance
Country : Ireland
Website : https://www.gov.ie/en/service/df6811-disability-allowance/
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What is Disability Allowance?
Disability Allowance is a weekly allowance paid to people with a disability. You can get it from 16 years of age. If you are in education when you turn 16, you can continue to attend school while receiving this allowance. If you qualify for Disability Allowance, you may also get extra social welfare benefits with your payment and other supplementary welfare payments. Payments can be made weekly either directly to a personal account or collected at a Post Office.
Related / Similar Status : Government of Ireland Apply for Carer Allowance
How To Qualify for Disability Allowance?
To qualify for Disability Allowance, you must
** Have an injury, disease or physical or mental disability that has continued, or may be expected to continue, for at least one year
** Be substantially restricted from doing work that would otherwise be suitable for a person of your age, experience and qualifications
** Be aged between 16 and 66. When you reach 66 years of age you no longer qualify for Disability Allowance, but you are assessed for a State Pension.
** Satisfy a means test and habitual residence conditions
Payments For Couples:
** If you are married, in a civil partnership or cohabiting and you both qualify for Disability Allowance, you will each get the weekly personal rate.
** If either you or your spouse, civil partner or cohabitant qualifies for Disability Allowance and the other person is getting another social welfare payment.
Means testing if you have a job:
A person in receipt of Disability Allowance can take up employment or self-employment and is means tested as follows:
** The first €140 of weekly income from that employment is disregarded for the purpose of the means test
** 50% of their weekly earnings between €140 and €375 is then disregarded for the purpose of the means test
** Any further earnings, over €375 per week, are fully assessed for the purpose of the means test
Tax Free Payment:
Disability Allowance payments, including increases for dependent adults or children and other Allowances paid with the payment, are fully exempt from
** income tax
** If you are getting Disability Allowance and go into hospital or residential care, you will continue to get your payment as long as you meet the qualifying conditions.
** If you qualify for Disability Allowance, you may also get extra social welfare benefits with your payment and other supplementary welfare payments.
How To Apply for Disability Allowance?
To Apply for Disability Allowance, Follow the below steps
Application Form : https://assets.gov.ie/37058/cb5b7ad51df64140b7ec346446ef31fb.pdf
To apply, fill in the Disability Allowance application form at the bottom of this page. You can also get this form at your local
** Intreo Centre or Social Welfare Branch Office
** Citizens Information Centre
Please send your completed application form and supporting documents to
Disability Allowance Section
Department of Social Protection,
Social Welfare Services Office,
Ballinalee Road, Co.
Email: DA_InetInfo [AT] welfare [DOT] ie
+353 43 3340000
How You Are Paid for Disability Allowance?
Payments can be made weekly either directly to a personal account or collected at a Post Office.
Payment Rates of Disability Allowance
The Payment Rates of Disability Allowance are given below,
** You may receive the extra payment for an adult dependent, for example a spouse or partner, if their income is below a certain level.
** This is called an increase for a qualified adult.
To get an extra amount for a dependent child, known as an increase for a qualified child , your child must
** Live with you, in the State
** Be the correct age for the payment you are claiming (the age varies from scheme to scheme)