Disability Allowance

Table of contents Disability Allowance Rules to qualify How to apply – *All information from CitizensInformation.ie Disability Allowance Disability Allowance is a weekly allowance paid to people with a disability. You can get Disability Allowance from 16 years of age. If you are in education when you turn 16, you can continue to attend school. […]

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Disability Allowance

Disability Allowance is a weekly allowance paid to people with a disability. You can get Disability Allowance from 16 years of age. If you are in education when you turn 16, you can continue to attend school.

If you qualify for Disability Allowance you may also get extra social welfare benefits with your payment and other supplementary welfare payments.

Rules to qualify

To qualify for Disability Allowance (DA) you must:

  • Have an injury, disease or physical or mental disability that has continued or may be expected to continue for at least one year
  • As a result of this disability be substantially restricted in undertaking work that would otherwise be suitable for a person of your age, experience and qualifications
  • Be aged between 16 and 66. When you reach 66 years of age you no longer qualify for DA, but you are assessed for a State pension.
  • Satisfy a means test
  • Satisfy the habitual residence condition.

To read more details about disability allowance rates, the means test and other incomes,  visit Citizens Information now.

How to apply

You can get an application form for Disability Allowance (pdf) from the Disability Allowance Section – see ‘Where to apply’ below. You can also get an application form in your Intreo centre or social welfare local office.

Where to apply

Disability Allowance Section

Department of Social Protection
Social Welfare Services Office
Government Buildings
Ballinalee Road
Longford
Ireland

Tel:(043) 334 0000
Locall:1890 92 77 70
Homepage: https://www.welfare.ie

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