Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Questions (799)

Cormac Devlin


799. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the details of the guidelines or circular provided to local authorities on administering the housing for older people grant and the housing aid for older people grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41414/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Housing Circular 41 of 2019, issued 20 December 2019, provided local authorities with revised guidelines for the operation of the Housing Adaptation Grant for Older People and People with a Disability scheme, in respect of private houses. This circular also included a revised single application form for use by all local authorities.

The new form and guidelines cover the operation of the three grant schemes available, namely the Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability, the Mobility Aids Grant and the Housing Aid for Older People Grant, and came into effect from 1 February 2020.

Question No. 800 answered with Question No. 740.