Disability and illness

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

    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.

    Enhanced Illness Benefit has now closed. If you have COVID-19 or have been advised to self-isolate, you can apply for Illness Benefit.

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

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

    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.

    The Blind Pension is a means tested payment paid to people who are blind or who have low vision and live in Ireland. Find out more about Blind Pension and how to apply.

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

    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 is a weekly payment made to employees 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 may be payable to you if as a result of an accident at work or a prescribed disease contracted at work, you suffer a loss of physical or mental faculty.

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

    Quick reference guide to services and entitlements for people with disabilities or long-term illnesses and their families and carers

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

    Information on how work or training can affect your disability payment and any extra benefits you are getting.
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