Housing Adaptation Grant-People with a Disability
The Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability is designed to assist in the carrying out of works which are reasonably necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for the accommodation of a person with a disability who has an enduring physical, sensory, mental health or intellectual impairment.
The types of works allowable under the scheme include the provision of access ramps, downstairs toilet facilities, stair lifts and accessible showers, adaptations to facilitate wheelchair access, extensions and any other works which are reasonably necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for the accommodation of a person with a disability.
The level of grant aid available shall be determined on the basis of gross household income and shall be between 30% and 95% of the approved cost of the works
Where Meath County Council refers a Housing Grant Application to a Consultant Occupational Therapist for assessment and prioritisation on the basis of medical need ( as per Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government Guidelines), approved grant amounts will be subject to a deduction of up to the value of €200.00 in respect of such Occupational Therapist Fees.
If the Applicant is a child who is aged under 5 years, and has been assessed under Part 2 of the Disability Act 2005 by the HSE as requiring specific housing support, a copy of the Report from the Occupational Therapist who carried out the assessment should be submitted with the application.
NO GRANT WILL BE AWARDED IF WORKS HAVE COMMENCED PRIOR TO AN APPLICATION BEING LODGED AND APPROVED BY MEATH COUNTY COUNCIL