Stairlift Grants Ireland

Introduction to Stairlift Grants

The ‘Mobility Aids Grant Scheme’ provides grants for works designed to address mobility problems in the home, such as the purchase and installation of grab-rails, a level access shower, access ramps or a stairlift. While the Mobile Aids Grant Scheme is primarily for older people, people with disability can also access the scheme. You can apply for a stairlift grant at your local county council. For convenience you can find your local county council by viewing our list of all the county councils which also includes their contact information.

Changes in 2014

Changes to 3 housing grant schemes were announced in January 2014 and came into effect immediately.

The changes to the Mobility Aids Grant Scheme are:

  • Income of all household members will now be included in the means test (though Carer’s Allowance should be disregarded)
  • Applicants must prove that they have complied with the Local Property Tax

The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government is preparing revised guidelines for the 3 schemes.

Rules

The “Mobility Aids Grant Scheme” is available to people with a maximum household income less than €30,000.

The grant can be paid to people in:

  • Owner-occupied housing
  • Houses being purchased from a local authority under the Tenant Purchase Scheme
  • Private rented accommodation (the duration of your tenancy can affect grant approval)
  • Accommodation provided under the voluntary housing Capital Assistance and Rental Subsidy schemes
  • Accommodation occupied by persons living in communal residences.

Your application will be prioritised based on medical need. Highest priority will be given to people who are terminally ill or where alterations/adaptions would facilitate discharge from hospital. When the local authority receives your application, it may request an Occupational Therapist’s (OT) assessment. The local authority can arrange for an OT assessment, but you can employ an OT to carry out an assessment and recoup up to €200 as part of the total grant up to the maximum you are entitled to.

Means Test

Your total household income is assessed to find out if you qualify for the grant and at what level of assistance.

Household income is:

  • Property owner’s (tenant’s in the case of private renting) and spouse’s/partner’s annual gross income in the previous tax year
  • Income of any other adults living in the household – aged over 23 years (or aged over 18 and not in full-time education)

The following is not taken into account when calculating your household income:

Proof of Tax Compliance

If you intend to pay more than €650 to a contractor, you must get your contractor to submit their C2/Tax Clearance Certificate to the local authority. Beechfield Healthcare will be in a position to provide you with a current Tax Clearance Certificate so that you can promptly complete the stairlift grant process.

You must also provide evidence that the Local Property Tax on the house has been paid.

Starting the work to adapt your home
It is expected that the work will start within 6 months of your grant approval.

Rates
The maximum grant available is €6,000 and may cover 100% of the cost of the work.

Where to Apply
You should apply for your Stairlift Grant by contacting your local authority.

Testimonials

Feedback from Our Valued Customers

"I am so delighted with my new stairlift.  It has given me back my confidence and peace of mind when using the stairs.  Beechfield Stairlifts made the process very easy from the 1st call. And very competitive stair lifts prices too!"

Christine Barrett

Co. Dubin

"I would highly recommend Beechfield Stair Lifts, Enda gave me excellent advice and service, both before and after the work was completed. My life has really improved as a direct result of my stairlift, making my life more comfortable and my house became a home again."

Sheila Fitzpatrick

Co. Laois

“I wouldn't be without my Stair Lift, it has made a huge difference to my quality of life. Beechfield Stair Lifts provided assistance with grant paperwork, without Enda’s help and guidance it wouldn’t have been such a smooth process. The service was prompt and efficient and the...”

Mai Dunne

Co. Laois

"Just a quick note to say thanks to Enda and the team for a great job on my Stairlifts.   It has made such a difference to be able to get up the stairs safely".

Michelle Lewis

Edgeworthstown, Co Longford

"Very prompt and efficient service from beginning to end.  I am very pleased with my new stair lift and the whole process was much simpler that I thought it would be. If you need a stair lift got to the stair lift specialists". 

Elizabeth Bracken

Celbridge, Co. Kildare

“Thanks very much to Robert and the Beechfield team for the great service installing the stairlift in my mother’s home. I am happy to recommend Beechfield Stairlifts for quality and service, very little disruption was caused during the installation which was carried out to a very...”

Fergus Moran

Co. Limerick

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Address:
Beechfield Stairlifts, Maple House, Temple Rd, Leopardstown,
Co. Dublin, Ireland

Beechfield Healthcare, Clonminam Business Park, Portlaoise,
Co. Laois, Ireland

Phone Number:
LoCall 1890 989 353
Email:
info@beechfieldstairlifts.ie
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