Stairlift Grant Westmeath

Here’s some information on the stair lift grant available from Westmeath County Council.

There are grants available from Westmeath 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 Westmeath County Council.

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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.

Most of the time, stair lift grants would fall under the Mobility Aids scheme as they usually work out lower than the €6,000 threshold.

This is the most popular choice amongst customers.

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.

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Rules For Applying For The Stairlift Grant

When applying for a grant, you’ll normally have to provide information similar to what’s listed below.

When applying for a grant, you’ll normally have to provide information similar to what’s listed below.

  • Applicants PPS number

  • Show proof of income for anybody living in your household

  • Show confirmation that your tax affairs are in order

  • Provide evidence your LPT (Local Property Tax) is paid

  • Provide a report from your OT (Occupational Therapist) and/or Doctor

  • Applicants PPS number
  • Show proof of income for anybody living in your household
  • Show confirmation that your tax affairs are in order
  • Provide evidence your LPT (Local Property Tax) is paid
  • Provide a report from your OT (Occupational Therapist) and/or Doctor
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Westmeath County Council Contact Details

Grant Address

Westmeath County Council,
Áras An Chontae,
Mount Street,
Mullingar,
N91 FH4N

Contact Details

Tel: 044 9332000
Fax: 044 9342330
Email: info@westmeathcoco.ie
Website: www.westmeathcoco.ie

Grant Forms

The forms can be downloaded directly from their website here.

What You’ll Need

You can view the basic requirements here for what the council usually requires.

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