Housing Aid for the Older Person
Housing Aid for the Older Person is designed to assist older people 66 years of age (or over) living in poor housing conditions to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out.
The types of works grant aided under the scheme include structural repairs or improvements, re-wiring, repairs to/ replacement of windows and doors, the provision of central heating (where none exists), water and sanitary services, cleaning, painting and dry-lining.
The level of grant aid available shall be determined on the basis of gross household income and shall be between 30% - 100% of the approved cost of the works. Maximum grant is €8,000.
No Grant will be awarded if Works have commenced prior to an Application being lodged and approved by Meath County Council.
N.B. Central Heating:- There is no grant available under this scheme for upgrading an existing central heating system. These grants are available from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) – Tel: 1850 927000
Applicants who are seeking a grant for anything that is available from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) (Roof insulation, Wall insulation, Boiler and heating control upgrades, Solar panels etc.) should contact the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) – Tel: 1850 927000 for more information, as these works will not be grant aided under the Housing Aid For Older People Grant Scheme.
Applicants applying to carry out rewiring must enclose with their application, written confirmation from a qualified electrician stating the condition of the existing wiring.
Applicants applying to carry out roof repairs / replacement will be required to submit with their application, written confirmation from their insurance company that such repairs are not covered by their existing insurance policy.
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