Understanding Ireland’s Roof Repair Grants for older people

As a trusted roofing contractor committed to serving our community, we understand the importance of maintaining a safe and secure home environment. Today, we are excited to share an essential resource for our elderly clients: the Housing Aid for Older People Grant. This initiative by the Irish government is specifically designed to assist homeowners aged 66 and older in conducting crucial repairs, ensuring they can continue living comfortably and safely in their own homes.

Who is Eligible for the Grant?

The grant primarily targets individuals aged 66 and above, focusing on those needing essential home repairs. In some hardship cases, individuals under 66 may also qualify. This grant is for privately-owned homes where the senior has ownership or a legal right of residence.

What Repairs Does the Grant Cover?

Eligible repairs under this grant include:

Roof Repair or Replacement: Essential for safeguarding your home from weather-related damage.

Application Requirements

No medical documentation is necessary unless the repair need is urgent due to a medical condition. However, specific documents are required depending on the type of repair:

A letter from your insurance company if roof repairs are not covered under your policy.

Financial Aspects of the Grant

The grant does not cover the full cost of repairs but can significantly subsidise them based on your household income. The maximum grant amount is €8,000 or 95% of the total cost of the work approved, whichever is less. Here’s a quick breakdown of what you might expect:

  • Income up to €30,000: Up to 95% of costs, max €8,000.
  • Income between €30,001 and €35,000: Up to 85% of costs, max €6,800.
  • Income between €35,001 and €40,000: Up to 75% of costs, max €6,000.
  • Income between €40,001 and €50,000: Up to 50% of costs, max €4,000.
  • Income between €50,001 and €60,000: Up to 30% of costs, max €2,400.
  • Over €60,000 income: No grant available.

How to Apply?

To apply, you need to contact your local authority and provide the required documents along with proof of income and any other specifics mentioned in the application form.

For further information please check out the government website https://www.gov.ie/en/service/6636c-housing-adaptation-grants-for-older-people-and-people-with-a-disability/

Grant Application Form:


Why This Grant Matters

For many elderly homeowners, keeping up with necessary home repairs can be challenging, especially when facing fixed retirement incomes. Through the Housing Aid for Older People Grant, the Irish government is providing a financial lifeline, ensuring that more elderly citizens can live in comfort and safety without the overwhelming burden of repair costs.

As your local roofing specialists, we are here to assist you every step of the way, from assessing your roof’s condition to handling the entire repair process aligned with grant requirements. Contact us today to find out how we can help you secure this vital funding and ensure your home remains a safe haven for years to come.

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