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Carers Support Grant

The Carer's Support Grant (Respite Grant) is an annual payment made to carers by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP).

  • The Carer’s Support Grant  of €1,700 (June 2018) is paid once each year, usually on the first Thursday in June, for each person you are caring for.

  • The Carer’s Support  Grant is NOT taxable.

  • You automatically qualify for the Carer’s Support Grant if you are receiving Carer’s Allowance, Carer’s Benefit or Domiciliary Care Allowance.

  • You may qualify for  this grant for each person you are caring for.

  •   If you are not receiving one of the above you may still qualify for the carer’s support  grant if you fulfill certain conditions, but you must apply for it.

  • You do not qualify if you are:

    ○    Working more than 15 hours per week outside the home

    ○    Taking part in an education or training course for more than 15 hours a week

    ○    Getting Jobseeker's Allowance or Jobseeker's Benefit

For full details on Carer’s Support Grant link to Citizens Information or DEASP