Housing Aid for Older People Scheme
The scheme is available to assist older people (over 66 years of age) living in poor housing conditions to have essential repairs or improvements carried out such as re-wiring, re-roofing and the provision of central heating (where none exists). The availaibility of the grant is means tested and the level of grant is determined on the basis of gross income of each member of the household over 18 years of age (over 23 if a full time student) for the previous tax year. The maximum grant available is €8,000 of the approved cost of proposed works.
Department of Social Protection: www.welfare.ie
VAT refunds from Revenue Commissioners (Form 61A): www.revenue.ie