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Fair Deal Overview

The ‘Fair Deal Scheme’ is an Irish Government scheme of financial support for people who need long-term nursing home care.

You make a contribution towards the cost of your care and the State pays the balance.

This applies whether the nursing home is public, private or voluntary.  The HSE administers the Fair Deal Scheme within the resources available

  • Applicants cannot avail of State funding for a nursing home place PRIOR to receiving approval of their application.
  • The great benefit of Fair Deal is the opportunity to choose which nursing home is most suitable.
  • The scheme is open to anyone who has been living in the State for at least a year.
  • Applications are made to your local Nursing Home Support Office on the standard application form.

Applying for Fair Deal

How Long is the Fair Deal Proccess?

Item

Weeks

Prepare Application & Gather Financial Info

2

Application Processing

4

Optional: Home Loan Processing

4

Confirmation of Approval

4

Release of Funds

10

Estimated Overall Time

5-6 Months

What Fair Deal Covers

  • Bed & Board
  • Nursing and personal care appropriate to the level of care needs of the person
  • Laundry service
  • Basic aids & appliances necessary to assist a person with the activities of daily living
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