Budget 2024 – Once-off €400 payment

The below measures were announced in Budget 2024 regarding Disability Allowance

  • €400 cost of living lump sum payment for people getting Disability Allowance to be paid week commencing 20 November 2023

The once off payment of €400 to people getting Disability Allowance, Invalidity Pension, Blind Pension and/or Carer’s Support Grant, is only payable in respect of one payment, even if you qualify for more than one of the payments or are caring for more than one person.

How to qualify

To qualify for Disability Allowance, you must:

  • have an injury, disease or physical or mental disability that has continued, or may be expected to continue, for at least one year
  • be substantially restricted from doing work that would otherwise be suitable for a person of your age, experience and qualifications
  • be aged between 16 and 66. When you reach 66 years of age you no longer qualify for Disability Allowance, but you are assessed for a State Pension
  • satisfy a means test (a test of your income and any income from your spouse or partner, and the results will be used to work out your rate of pay) and habitual residence conditions

For more information, click the link below:

gov.ie – Disability Allowance (www.gov.ie)