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Domiciliary Care Allowance The Facts

The starting point for all entitlements is Domiciliary Care Allowance. This is a monthly payment for the benefit of your child. It is not means tested. I have nicknamed this the gate opener because when you are in receipt of this allowance then other entitlements are...

A good heart is sometimes a bad thing

I sat down with a married couple who have two boys with a rare genetic disorder that has turned their world upside down. Being loving parents and worried about the future, this couple started a savings plan in 1998 and a second plan in 2000. To give credit where...

9-Crucial Questions

The most important financial questions a parent of a child with special needs must answer YES to. Have you set up a trust and will for your child with special needs? Have you decided your child’s future living arrangements? Have you provided sufficient life cover for...
Back to School Allowance

Back to School Allowance

This allowance helps parents meet the cost of uniforms and footwear for their children. It doesn’t matter whether or not you have children with special needs.  The scheme operates from June to September each year and is means tested. The main criteria are you...

Diet Supplement Scheme

If your hospital consultant prescribed a special diet for your child with special needs. Then it may be possible to claim an allowance from your health board. As usual this scheme is means tested and you must be in receipt of a social welfare payment. The following is...