Organization : Government of Ireland
Facility Name : Apply for Additional Needs Payment Scheme
Country : Ireland
Website : https://www.gov.ie/en/service/4eb45-additional-needs-payment/
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What Is Additional Needs Payment Scheme?
** An Additional Needs Payment is a payment available to you if you have essential expenses that you cannot pay from your weekly income.
** You may get this payment even if you are not getting a social welfare payment. It may be available to you if you are working and on a low income regardless of the number of hours that you work.
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We can provide Additional Needs Payments for :
** the increased cost of heating and electricity
** essential repairs to property and replacing household appliances and furniture
** assistance with deposits for private rented accommodation
** furniture, bedding and other items if you are setting up a home for the first time
** funeral costs
** recurring travel expenses such as for hospital appointments or visiting relatives in hospital or prison
** assistance with immediate needs such as food, clothing and accommodation expenses following an emergency event such as a house fire
** other additional exceptional needs as they happen
** The Additional Needs Payment does not cover non-essential household or personal expenses, or costs that are the responsibility of another government department or agency.
** Additional Needs Payments are paid under Supplementary Welfare Allowance which is administered by the Community Welfare Service (CWS) or the department.
How To Qualify For Additional Needs Payment Scheme?
** Anyone on a social welfare payment or working and getting a low income may qualify for an Additional Needs Payment. We have to take your weekly household income, your savings and investments, your household expenses and the type of assistance you need into account.
** To get an Additional Needs Payment, your application will be reviewed by a Community Welfare Officer and they will look at your circumstances before deciding the payment you can get.
How To Apply For Additional Needs Payment Scheme?
To Apply Additional Needs Payment Scheme, Follow the below steps
You can fill out the form below and send it to your local Community Welfare Service or you can get the form in your local office and fill it out there. There is no need to make an appointment. The application can be submitted by post.
Application Form : https://www.statusin.org/uploads/pdf2022/64979.pdf
Rate Of Payment Additional Needs Payment Scheme
There is no set ‘rate of payment’ for the Additional Needs Payment. The payment you get will depend on your weekly household income and the type of assistance you need.
Weekly household income guidelines
|Members of your household||Amount|
|Couple, no children||€450|
|8 children or more||€1,318|