Here’s some information on the stair lift grant available from Cavan County Council.
There are grants available from Cavan County Council to cover the cost of getting a new straight or curved stairlift in your home. The council grant process is means tested and application waiting time can vary from a few weeks to several months depending on the council you’re applying to.
Most of the time, the cost of a new stair lift can be covered under the Mobility Aids grant which gives an allowance of €6,000 or 100% of the cost of a new stairlift – whichever is the lesser.
If the stairs you have is overly complex and falls above the €6,000 limit, then you would need to apply for the Housing Adaptation Grant which gives an increase to €30,000 for housing adaptations.
Continue reading further on this page for information on the mobility grants available from Cavan County Council.
Types Of Stair Lift Grants
Mobility Aids Grant
Up To €6,000 Grant
The Mobility Aids Grant covers up to €6,000 for basic works in your house relating to mobility. This can generally cover 100% of the costs of the works needed and eligible applicants need to have a household income less than €30,000 a year.
Normally stairlifts would fall within the threshold of the Mobility Aids Grant due to stairlifts usually costing less than the grant amount needed.
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Housing Adapatation Grant
Up To €30,000 Grant
The Housing Adaptation Grant covers up to €30,000 for works in your house relating to your mobility. This can generally cover 95% of the costs of the works needed and eligible applicants need to have a household income less than €60,000 a year.
This grant is more suitable for people who are either requiring more than just a stairlift or where the cost of the stairlift is going to be above the Mobility Aids Grant threshold.