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Other Payments

If you are getting Invalidity Pension, Disability Allowance, Blind Pension or Unemployability Supplement (under Occupational Injuries Benefits) you may be entitled to additional payments and benefits depending on your circumstances.

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

This means-tested payment is for those, habitually resident in Ireland, who do not qualify for some other payment and have insufficient means to meet their needs.  It is administered by the Health Service Executive.  Also available are a Diet Supplement where a special diet is required for a medical condition and a Heating Supplement for those living alone or with certain dependants, who have exceptional heating expenses due to ill-health or infirmity.  Apply to the Community Welfare Officer at your local Health Centre

Living Alone Allowance

This is a weekly payment made to people receiving certain payments from the Department of Social and Family Affairs and living alone.  Apply to the section that is paying your allowance/pension

Household Benefits Package

The scheme comprises an Electricity/Gas Allowance, a Telephone Allowance and a Free Television Licence.  The account must be in your name.  Apply to the Free Schemes Section in the Department of Social and Family Affairs.

 

National Fuel Scheme

This scheme, running from October to April, provides a means-tested payment from the Department of Social and Family Affairs to help households, dependent on long-term social welfare payments, provide for their heating needs.  It consists of a Fuel Allowance and an additional Smokeless Fuel Allowance.  Apply to the section that is paying your allowance/pension.

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