Benefits and State Supports

Benefits and State Supports

The state has a number of allowances, benefits and tax reliefs that parents of a child diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, as well as people with CF, can apply to for support.

Click on the following links to find out more about these entitlements, which you may be eligible to apply for depending on your means and circumstances.

State Supports for People with Cystic Fibrosis

Fullscreen capture 31102014 143328.bmpThis booklet seeks to provide a comprehensive information resource for people with Cystic Fibrosis. It outlines social welfare and health service supports as well as avenues for tax relief.

We hope that this booklet will prove to be a useful resource for people with CF, parents of people with CF and anyone working in a support role in this area.


Tax Reliefs and Credits for Parents and People with Cystic Fibrosis

Tax Relief

There are a variety of tax reliefs and tax credits that people with Cystic Fibrosis and parents of children with Cystic Fibrosis may be able to avail of.

From claiming Tax Relief on Medical Expenses through the MED1 form to the Incapacitated Child Tax Credit, this information sheet highlights the various avenues of support applicable to members.



Entitlements For New Parents of Children with Cystic Fibrosis

Entitlements for New Parents

It can be a daunting process trying to navigate through all the possible benefits and allowances you and your child could be entitled to apply for. To make this process a little easier, we have developed this booklet specifically for new parents of a child diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.

The booklet aims to briefly outline the most relevant State entitlements that you may be eligible to apply for depending on your means and circumstances.

Click here to find out more about the main payments, health service entitlements and tax credits/reliefs that could be available for you.


Entitlements for Children with Disabilities

This booklet, which was produced by the Citizens Information Board in 2010, covers the services and entitlements available for children with disabilities and gives an overview of how supports work.




Entitlements For People with Disabilities

This booklet, which was also produced by the Citizens Information Board in 2010, and aims to help people with disabilities to identify and access their entitlements.

Click on the following link to access a booklet that summarises rates of payment from the Department of Social Protection in 2012: Rates of Payment 2012


HSE Local Health Offices

Your Local Health Office is your entry point to community health and personal social services. The wide range of services that are provided through Local Health Offices and from Health Centres include general practitioner services, public health nursing, child health services, community welfare, chiropody, ophthalmic, speech therapy, social work, addiction counselling and treatment, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychiatric services and home help.

Click here to find your Local Health Office.

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 Last updated Oct 2014