Housing Grant Schemes

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Housing Grants

Housing grants are provided to facilitate the continued independent occupancy of their own homes by older people and persons with a disability. The 3 schemes are as follows:

 

  1. Housing Adaptation for People with a Disability Scheme
  2. Mobility Aid Grant Scheme
  3. Housing Aid for Older People Scheme

 

Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability

The Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability is available to assist in the carrying out of works which are reasonably necessary for the purposes of rendering a home more suitable for the accommodation of a person with an enduring physical, sensory, mental health or intellectual disability.

The types of works allowable under the scheme include

  • the provision of access ramps;
  • downstairs toilet facilities;
  • stair lifts;
  • accessible showers;
  • adaptations to facilitate wheelchair access;
  • and any other works which are considered necessary;

An occupational therapist(OT) will need to assess you if you are applying for the following:

  • A big change to the use of a room in your home;
  • A stair lift;
  • An extension;

If your grant application is successful, Roscommon County Council will pay up to €250 towards the cost of this assessment as part of the grant. If you have not been assessed by an occupational therapist, Roscommon County Council can arrange an assessment for you after your application is received.

If annual household income is less than €30,000, 95% of the cost of the works (up to the maximum grant amount of €30,000) could be grant aided.

  

Gross Maximum household income p.a.

% of costs available

Max Grant available

Up to €30,000

95%

€30,000.00

€30,001 - €35,000

85%

€25,500.00

€35,001 - €40,000

75%

€22,500.00

€40,001 - €50,000

50%

€15,000.00

€50,001 - €60,000

30%

€9,000.00

In excess of €60,000

No grant is payable

No grant is payable

 

Mobility Aids Grant

The Mobility Aids Grant is available to cover a basic suite of works to address mobility problems, primarily, but not exclusively, associated with ageing. The works grant aided under the scheme include:

  • Grab-rails;
  • Access ramps;
  • Level access showers;
  • Stair-lifts; - occupational therapist’s report required
  • Other minor works deemed necessary to facilitate the mobility needs of a member of a household.

If your grant application is successful, Roscommon County Council will pay up to €200 towards the cost of this assessment as part of the grant. If you have not been assessed by an occupational therapist, Roscommon County Council can arrange an assessment for you after your application is received.

If annual household income is less than €30,000, the most you can get is €6,000 or the total cost of the work approved by Roscommon County Council (whichever is the lesser). This grant can cover 100% of the cost of work, up to a maximum of €6,000

Gross Maximum household income p.a.

% of costs available

Max Grant available

Up to €30,000

100% of the cost of the works ( ex VAT)   but subject to maximum of €6,000

€6,000.00

VAT Recouped from Revenue after you have   paid for works

In excess of €30,000 in previous year

No grant is payable

No grant is payable

  

Claim for Refund of Value Added Tax (VAT) on Aid and Appliances for use by People with Disabilities

Value-Added Tax (VAT), charged and paid within the Republic of Ireland, may be reclaimed on certain aids and appliances for use by persons with disabilities. The relief applies to VAT on the purchase of goods which are aids and appliances designed to assist a person with disabilities to overcome his or her disability in the performance of daily functions or in the exercise of a vocation.

For further information, refer to Information Leaflet below or contact Revenue on 1890 30 67 06 or (01) 7023050.

 

Housing Aid for Older People

The Housing Aid for Older People Scheme is available to assist people aged 66 years or over, living in poor housing conditions, to have essential repairs or improvements carried out.  The grant can only be paid to people in an owner-occupied home or have a right of residency in the home where the work will be done.  

The types of works grant aided under the Scheme include structural repairs or improvements e.g.

  • re-roofing;
  • re-wiring;
  • the provision of central heating (where none exists or it is broken beyond economic repair);
  • and any other repair or improvement work considered necessary;

If annual household income is less than €30,000, 95% of the cost of the works (up to the maximum grant amount of €8,000) could be grant aided.

Gross maximum household Income p.a.

% of costs available

Max Grant Available

Up to €30,000

95%

€8,000.00

€30,001 - €35,000

85%

€6,800.00

€35,001 - €40,000

75%

€6,000.00

€40,001 - €50,000

50%

€4,000.00

€50,001 - €60,000

30%

€2,400.00

In excess of €60,000

No grant is payable

No grant is payable

Roscommon Co Co’s approved cost of works for windows & Doors will be €250+ VAT each and €700 + VAT each   respectively

  

Contact details

Housing Business Unit,

Roscommon County Council,

Áras an Chontae,

Roscommon

F45 VR98

Tel:         (090) 6637100

Email:    housing@roscommoncoco.ie