Stairlift Grants in Ireland
Stairlift Grants are available to some individuals via the local authority. As we also work for local authorities across the country, we’re able to give free, professional advice on claiming any grants that may help you.
The Mobility Aids Grant Scheme provides grants for works designed to address mobility problems in the home, such as the purchase and installation of grab-rails, a level access shower, access ramps or a stair-lift. It is primarily for older people, but people with disability can also access the scheme.
Mobility Aids Grant Scheme
The grant is available to people with a maximum household income less than €30,000.
The grant can be paid to people in:
- Owner-occupied housing
- Houses being purchased from a local authority under the Tenant Purchase Scheme
- Private rented accommodation (the duration of your tenancy can affect grant approval)
- Accommodation provided under the voluntary housing Capital Assistance and Rental Subsidy schemes
- Accommodation occupied by persons living in communal residences.
Your application will be prioritised based on medical need. Highest priority will be given to people who are terminally ill or where alterations/adaptions would facilitate discharge from hospital. When the local authority receives your application, it may request an Occupational Therapist’s (OT) assessment. The local authority can arrange for an OT assessment, but you can employ an OT to carry out an assessment and recoup up to €200 as part of the total grant up to the maximum you are entitled to.
Contact a member of the MMS Medical team on 021 4618000 and they will help you with any question that you might have.
Housing Adaptation Grant for people with a Disability
The Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability scheme provides grant aid to applicants to assist in the carrying out of works that are reasonably necessary for the purposes of rendering a house more suitable for the accommodation needs of a person with a disability. The scheme is administered by local authorities.
The effective maximum grant under the scheme is €30,000, which may cover up to 95% of the approved cost of works.
Types of work allowable
The types of works allowable under the scheme can be varied and may include:
- a ramp or other ways to access your home
- grab rails
- bathroom facilities like an accessible shower or a downstairs toilet
- a stair lift
- space for wheelchair access
- an extension (typically for a bedroom or bathroom to accommodate a person with a disability)
Check for further grant information and application forms on Gov.ie
VAT Reclaim on Stairlifts
VAT may be claimed back on all new products that VAT is charged on under the aids and appliances for use by Disabled Persons under the Value Added Tax ( Refund of Tax) (No.15) Order, 1981. New Stairlifts are eligible for VAT refund. The Value Added Tax (Refund of Tax) (No.15) Order, 1981, provides for the refund of VAT on certain aids and appliances for use by disabled persons. However schools, hospitals and similar institutions do not qualify for relief under this order where the aids and appliances are for the benefit of the institution, rather than being solely owned by the disabled persons and being in the sole possession and for the exclusive use of the disabled persons.
The relief applies to VAT on the purchase of Good which are aids and appliances designed to assist a disabled person overcome his/her disability in the performance of daily functions or in the exercise of a vocation. Relief is not allowed on services or the rental of goods.
New stairlifts are eligible for refund of VAT. The MMS Medical team will be happy to assist you with you VAT reclaim form.
Contact MMS Medical today on 021 4618000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on Stairlifts and the Grant Applications.