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 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