This booklet outlines the most relevant State supports for new parents of a child diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, which you may be eligible to apply for depending on your means and circumstances.
It includes details on the Domiciliary Care Allowance, the Carer's Allowance and information on how your child will get access to the necessary CF medications.
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.
Cystic Fibrosis is a recessive inherited condition caused by a dysfunctional gene mutation in the cftr gene on chromosome 7. This mutation leads to faulty proteins that cause the body to produce a thick sticky mucus that blocks the bronchial tubes in the lungs and prevents the body's natural enzymes from digesting food.
This factsheet explains how a gene mutation can lead to faulty proteins being created.