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The Housing Adaptation Grant is for people with a disability. The scheme is administered by local authorities and is means tested. The grant will pay for necessary building works to rendering a house more suitable for the accommodation needs of a person with a disability.

A maximum grant of €30,000 (covering up to 95% of works), is available to applicants with gross household incomes of up to €30,000 per annum. A grant is still available to applicants with incomes above €30,000 but this reduces on a sliding scale.

The types of works allowable include the provision of access ramps; stair-lifts; downstairs toilet; accessible showers; adaptations to facilitate wheelchair access and extensions. Other works which are reasonably necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable are also allowed.

To apply contact your local authority.

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