Breaks and respite care for carers https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/health/health-services/health-services-for-people-with-disabilities/respite-care/
Respite care provides alternative family or institutional care to someone who needs care, so that their carer can take a short break, a holiday or a rest.
Home Carer Tax Credit https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/money-and-tax/tax/income-tax-credits-and-reliefs/home-carers-tax-credit/
If you are married or in a civil partnership and you care for a dependent person, you can apply for the Home Carer Tax Credit.
Illness in your retirement https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/health/health-services/health-services-for-older-people/becoming-seriously-ill/
Payments and services available to support older people who become ill or acquire a disability. Information on income supports, health care, housing, taxation and caring for someone else.
Carer's Support Grant https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/social-welfare/carers/carers-support-grant/
Carer's Support Grant is a cash payment to carers. It used to be called the Respite Care Grant.
Long-Term Carers Contributions https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/social-welfare/irish-social-welfare-system/social-insurance-prsi/long-term-carers-contributions/
The Long-Term Carers Contribution Scheme makes it easier for people who take time out of their working life to provide care to qualify for a State Pension (Contributory).
Carer's Allowance https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/social-welfare/carers/carers-allowance/
Carer's Allowance is a weekly social welfare payment to people who are caring for a person who needs support because of their age, disability or illness (including mental illness).
Carer's Benefit https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/social-welfare/carers/carers-benefit/
Carer's Benefit is a social insurance payment made to someone who gives up work or reduces their hours to care for person in need of full time care.
Half-rate Carer's Allowance https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/social-welfare/carers/half-rate-carers-allowance/
Half-rate Carer's Allowance is payable with certain other social welfare payments provided you meet the qualifying criteria. Find out how to qualify for half-rate Carer's Allowance.
Budget 2016 https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/money-and-tax/budgets/budget-2016/
Budget 2016 was announced on 13 October 2015. Summary of the main changes.
Caring for a child with a disability https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/health/health-services/children-s-health/caring-for-a-child-with-a-disability/
Find out what supports and services are available to parents, guardians and carers of children with disabilities
Carer's leave https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/employment/employment-rights-and-conditions/leave-and-holidays/carers-leave/
The Carers Leave Act 2001 allows employees to take unpaid time off work to provide full-time care for people that require this care.
Returning to Ireland with children https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/returning-to-ireland/coming-home-with-children/returning-to-ireland-with-children/
Outlines the supports and services you may need to know about when returning home to Ireland with children. Covers employment rights, supports for people parenting alone and caring for a child with a disability.
GP visit cards https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/health/medical-cards-and-gp-visit-cards/gp-visit-cards/
Unless you have a medical card or GP visit card, visits to family doctors are not free. What is a GP visit card and how can you apply?
Fostering https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/birth-family-relationships/adoption-and-fostering/fostering/
There are currently more than 5,500 children in care in Ireland. Find out about fostering in Ireland and how you can become involved.
HomeCaring Periods Scheme https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/social-welfare/irish-social-welfare-system/social-insurance-prsi/homecaring-periods-scheme/
The HomeCaring Periods Scheme can help you get a higher rate of State Pension (Contributory) if you spent time out of work to care full-time for a child aged under 12, or a person aged 12 or over (including an adult) who needed an increased level of care.
Tax relief on employing a home carer https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/money-and-tax/tax/tax-credits-and-reliefs-for-people-with-disabilities/tax-relief-for-employing-a-home-carer/
Tax relief is available on the cost of employing a carer for either yourself or for another family member. Information on this tax relief and how to apply.
Income supports for older people https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/social-welfare/older-and-retired-people/income-supports-for-older-people/
Find out about the range of payments available, and link to a broader checklist of entitlements for older people.