The Mobility Allowance is a means tested allowance
payable by the health boards each month. If you have a severe disability
are unable to walk, but would benefit from a change of surroundings and satisfy
the medical and means test conditions, a Mobility Allowance may be payable
The allowance is €132 a month at the higher
rate. The lower rate (for people who are availing of the Disabled Drivers
and Disabled Passengers Scheme) is paid at €66 euro a month.
Since July 2002, if you receive a Motorised
Transport Grant, having previously received the Mobility Allowance, you will
no longer receive the Mobility Allowance. This is because the payment of
a Motorised Transport Grant is subject to the condition that the health board
will not be called upon at any future date to contribute towards the running
costs of the vehicle.
To apply for the mobility allowance, please contact
your local health board.