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Housing Grants

Housing Grants

Disabled Persons Grants Scheme of assistance on medical grounds for disabled people is available under the Housing Adaptation Grant for People with A Disability Scheme and Mobility Aids Housing Grants Scheme.

The Housing Aid for Older People Scheme is available to assist older people (i.e. over 66 years of age) living in poor housing conditions to have essential repairs or improvements carried out.

Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability Scheme

The Housing Adaptation Grants Scheme for disabled people is available to assist in the carrying out of works that are necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for the accommodation of a disabled person who is a member of the household. An Occupational Therapist’s report is required outlining recommendation of proposed works. The availability of the grant is means tested and the level of grant is determined on the basis of gross income of each member of the household over 18 years of age (over 23 if a full time student) for the previous tax year. Grant allocation is calculated on approved net cost of proposed works. The maximum grant available is €30,000. Refund on the VAT amount can be recouped from the Revenue Commissioners when payment has been issued by the Council.

Mobility Aids Housing Grant Scheme 

The Mobility Aids Housing Grant Scheme is available to fast track grant aid to cover a basic suite of works to address mobility problems, primarily, but not exclusively, associated with ageing. This Scheme is also for the disabled person who is a member of the household. An Occupational Therapist’s report is required outlining recommendation of proposed works. The availability of the grant is means tested and the level of grant is determined on the basis of gross income of each member of the household over 18 years of age (over 23 if full time student) for the previous tax year. The maximum grant available is €6,000 or 100% of the approved net cost of proposed works. Gross income of household members must not exceed €30,000. Refund on the VAT amount can be recouped from the Revenue Commissioners when payment has been issued by the Council.

Housing aid for Older People Scheme 

The scheme is available to assist older people (over 66 years of age) living in poor housing conditions to have essential repairs or improvements carried out such as re-wiring, re-roofing and the provision of central heating (where none exists).  The availability of the grant is means tested and the level of grant is determined on the basis of gross income of each member of the household over 18 years of age (over 23 if full time student) for the previous tax year. The maximum grant available is €8,000 of the approved cost of proposed works.

Tenant Disabled Persons Grant 

Tenant Disabled Persons Grant (DPG) 

The scheme is available for Council tenants who require alterations to be carried out to their Council home to assist with their disability needs. Submission of completed application form is required.

Tenant Disabled Persons Grant - Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a Tenant Disabled Persons Grant?

A Tenant Disabled Persons Grant is to provide alterations on medical grounds to a council tenant’s home.

How do I apply for a Tenant Disabled Persons Grant?

You need to submit a completed application form (Tenant Disabled Persons Grant Application Form) with the Doctors certificate fully completed (page 4 of application form) and a full Occupational Therapist (OT) report, to South Dublin County Council, Medical Section. Full Address below.

What do I need to apply for a Tenant Disabled Persons Grant?

Completed application form - Tenant Disabled Persons Grant Application Form
Completed Doctors certificate (page 4 of application form)
Full Occupational therapist report

What is a full Occupational Therapist (OT) report?

It is a detailed report from an occupational therapist after they have carried out an assessment of your needs. For more information see: HSE - Occupational therapy

How do I get an OT report?

An OT report can be obtained from the HSE or privately. For more information see: Citizens Information- Occupational Therapy Services

I have an OT report already, can I use the one I have?

If the OT report was issued less than two years / 24 months ago, it can be used in your application.

What works are covered under a Tenant Disabled Persons Grant?

Below are examples of the works covered:

  • Level access shower
  • Ramp
  • Hold rails
  • Stair lift
  • Extensions - only in cases where no other options are available. Note: Current waiting list is in excess of 8 years.

What other options are available?

Transfer to more suitable accommodation - SDCC Transfers.

How do I contact the DPG section?

You can contact the DPG section on 01-414 9000 or email cccounter@sdublincoco.ie or submit a Customer Care Online Form.

Please Note:

A clear Rent Account is required for all Tenant DPG Applications. For information regarding your rent account, please see: SDCC Paying your Rent

We receive a very large volume of applications, as a result there is currently a significant waiting period for Tenant Disabled Persons Grants.

Full address:

South Dublin County Council,

Medical Section,

Housing Department,

County Hall,

Tallaght,

Dublin 24.

Useful links:

Revenue: www.revenue.ie
Department of Social Protection: www.welfare.ie
VAT refunds from Revenue Commissioners (Form 61A): www.revenue.ie

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