Mobility Aids Grant
The Mobility Aids Housing 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-lift/hoist (Occupation Therapist report required), other minor works deemed necessary to facilitate the mobility needs of a member of a household.
Purpose of grant
The Mobility Aids Housing 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:
- Access ramps
- Level access showers
- stair-lifts/hoists (OT report required)
- Other minor works deemed necessary to facilitate the mobility needs of a member of a household
An Occupational Therapist Report must be submitted with your application for works which include a mechanical device like a stair-lift/hoist. The Council may request an OT Report for other works if deemed necessary after initial inspection.
Guidance notes - Part M compliance
‘Building Regulation 2000 – Technical Guidance Document M – Access for People with Disabilities’
Types of housing
The Mobility Aids Housing Grant Scheme may be paid, where appropriate, in respect of works carried out to:
- Owner occupied housing
- Houses being purchased from a local authority under the tenant purchase scheme
- Private rented accommodation
- Accommodation provided under the voluntary housing Capital Assistance and Rental Subsidy schemes
- Accommodation occupied by persons living in communal residences.
Level of grant
The effective maximum grant is €6,000 or 100% of the approved cost of the works, whichever is the lesser. The grant is available to households whose gross annual household income does not exceed €30,000.
Household income is calculated as the annual gross income of all household members over 18 (or over 23 if in full time education) in the previous tax year.
Evidence of all household income must be submitted. Note 4 under ‘Conditions of Scheme’ in application form, provides full details of what documents is accepted as proof of income.
In the case of any contractor engaging in work for the Mobility Aids Housing Grant Scheme a current Tax Clearance issued by the Revenue Commissioners must be submitted with the estimate for the required works.