Stairlift Grant Information

€6000 Stairlift Grant Available

The Mobility Aids Grant Scheme is available to those who qualify. This grant covers the price of straight and curved stairlifts up to €6000. All the grant details are given below. if you have any other questions, message us here or phone us now on (021) 432 0052 or (086) 3951196

AVAILABILITY

The Mobility Aids Grant Scheme is available from local councils. Everyone can apply, irrespective of your background, age or circumstance.

MEANS TESTED

Every grant application is means tested. The combined income of everybody living in your home is taken into consideration, up to a maximum of €30,000

TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE

All your tax affairs must be in order Evidence of this is required by the relevant councils, in the form of a tax clearance certificate for your grant application.

STAILIFT QUOTATIONS

Two stairlift quotations are required to process your grant application. We will happily provide you with a stairlift quotation, in this regard.

Interesting Facts

What You Should Know Before Choosing A Straight Stairlift

Things you should know before applying for a stairlift grantThe Mobility Aids Grant Scheme is available to those who qualify to offset the price of a new stairlift. The maximum grant available is €6000. If you would like to apply, click the relevant local authority below and ask them to post you out the application form details.

Your grant application must include your PPS number, property tax payment, proof of household income, tax clearance certificate, doctors and engineer reports, OT report, 2 independant quotes from registered contractors and a completely filled application form.

The maximum total household income threshold is €30,000 and all household members are included in this. This includes child benefit, the entire family income the previous year, respite care grant, domiciliary care allowance, carer’s benefit and carer’s allowance.

Priority is given to people on the basis of medical need. These range from P1 to P4 with P1 being the highest priority (ie people who are terminally ill), where alterations would facilitate their discharge from hospital and to facilitate people who can be cared for at home.

The Mobility Aids Grant Scheme is available to you whether you own your own home or purchased it under the Tenant Purchase Scheme, if you live in private rented accommodation, voluntary housing, a rental subsidy scheme or a communal residences.

An Occupational Therapists (OT) report is required to assess your mobility needs. Your local authority can arrange this. Or you can privately employ an OT. If you do, €200 will be given back to you and this may not cover the full cost of the OT report.

An engineers report is required. You can’t do this privately, as local authorities have their own designated engineers. They will call to your home and assess your stairs. If you install a stairlift before the engineer inspects your home, your application will be null and void.

You cannot retrospectively fit a stairlift, before you receive written grant approval. If you do, your grant will be cancelled. You must wait until your local authority gives you written approval of your grant allocation, before installing a new stairlift in your home.

Your Local Authority

Apply now by clicking on your local authority!

Cork County Council

Contact and address details for grant applications

Cork County Council

  • Postal Address:

    Cork Council Stairlift Grants section, Housing Dept, Council Offices, Annabella, Mallow, Co. Cork.
  • Eircode:

    P51 D9PD

  • Telephone:

    022 304 76
  • Email:

    housing@corkcoco.ie

Cork City Council

Contact and address details for grant applications

Cork City Council

  • Postal Address:

    Cork City Council Stairlift Grants section, Mobility Aids Grant Scheme, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork city
  • Eircode:

    T12 T997

  • Telephone:

    021 492 4000
  • Email:

    housing@corkcity.ie