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Disability and illness

Overview Document Benefits to people who are sick or have a disability An overview of benefits available to people who are sick or have a disability

Illness Benefit
Information about Illness Benefit, a payment made to people under 66 who are unable to work because of illness.

Invalidity Pension
Invalidity Pension is a social insurance payment that may be paid to people who cannot work because of a long-term illness or disability.

Disability Allowance
A weekly payment to people that have an injury, illness or disability which is expected to last more than a year. Find out how to qualify and rates of payment.

Blind Pension
The Blind Pension is a means tested payment paid to blind and visually impaired people normally living in Ireland. Find out more about this social welfare payment and how to apply.

Treatment Benefit Scheme
The Treatment Benefit Scheme is a scheme run by the Department of Social Protection that provides dental, optical and aural services to people with the required number of PRSI contributions.

Occupational Injuries Benefit Scheme - Introduction
The Occupational Injuries Benefit scheme provides a range of benefits for people injured or incapacitated by an accident at work or while travelling directly to or from work.

Injury Benefit
Injury Benefit is a weekly payment made to employees in Ireland who are unfit for work as a result of an accident at work or because they have contracted a disease due to the type of work they do. Find out more.

Disablement Benefit
Disablement benefit may be payable to you if as a result of an accident at work in Ireland or a prescribed disease contracted at work, you suffer a loss of physical or mental faculty.

Medical Care Scheme
If you are an insured employee in Ireland and are injured at work or contract a prescribed occupational disease you may be entitled to a refund of medical costs.

Disability payments and work
Find out how rehabilitative work or training can affect your disability payment and any secondary benefits you are getting.
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Domiciliary Care Allowance
A Domiciliary Care Allowance is a monthly payment made to the carer of a child with a severe disability who lives at home. Find out more.

Partial Capacity Benefit
Partial Capacity Benefit is a scheme to support people on Illness Benefit or Invalidity Pension who want to return to work.

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