Caution: When Saving For Your Special Child’s Future

As you are probably aware Budget 2014 has increased the Deposit Interest Retention Tax (DIRT) on all savings or investments to 41%. This comes at a time when interest rates are low and it is extremely hard to get a decent return (check www.bonkers.ie to compare saving...
Back to School

Back to School

I hope you had a lovely summer and enjoyed the exceptional weather we had in July. 2013 summer holidays are finishing up and our kids are head back to school. Back to school is an expensive time of year. With this in mind I thought I’d give you a little reminder of...

Domiciliary Care Allowance FAQ

What is Domiciliary Care Allowance? Domiciliary Care Allowance is a monthly payment of €309.50 per month by the Department of Social Protection to a Carer who proves that their child needs a greater degree of care in comparison to a child of a similar age. In recent...
Disability Allowance

Disability Allowance

As your child with special needs grows up, your Domiciliary Care Allowance will cease when they reach 16. This is currently under review by the Department of Social Protection as the government want to change the age for when Domiciliary Care Allowance ends and...