Holiday Feedback by Dolores

Hope one and all are enjoying the sunshine. What’s happening to Ireland?? We may never have to travel to the sunshine again. I received a great response to my last article with regard to my holiday with David. Since then so many people have suggested other places to go in Lanzarote and directed me to […]

Carer’s Support Grant

The Carer’s Support Grant is an annual payment made by the Department of Social Protection to the parents/carers of people with special needs. If you are caring for more than one person, you are entitled to a payment for each person you are caring for. The Grant has increased from €1,375 (2015 payment) back to […]

Ola Lanzarote – By Dolores

David and I just had the best holiday. Loved it all. Just wish more families with a young man like David could experience this type of holiday. What did I do for this holiday in regard to research as we had never been to Lanzarote before? I did nothing. I went into a travel agent […]

Entitlements- By Allan

I have estimated at this stage I must have cost the Department of Social Protection around €6m and the Revenue just under €3.5m. Again, recently I just had a private consultation with a mum who never heard of Incapacity Child Tax Credit and didn’t realise that she could claim Carers Benefit when she had a […]

Carers Payments By Allan

Carer’s Benefit and Carer’s Allowance are the two main options available to a parent who want to reduce their hours at work or stop working altogether to become a full-time Carer. The pros and cons of both benefits need to be analysed before deciding on what option suits your family best. Your child’s development stage […]