Benefits and Allowances
If you are caring for someone who has a serious illness, you may discover that there are additional costs which can create a strain on your budget. Such costs could be direct, for example drugs or travel costs, or more indirect like higher heating bills.
The following sections outline the benefits and entitlements available for carers and the persons they care for.
- Allowances for Carers outlines the State entitlements that a carer can access to meet the costs of caring.
- Patient Entitlements and Supports covers the range of entitlements that are available directly to those people with a long-term disease.
- Mobility and Transport Supports covers allowances that relate specifically to this area.