SUMMARY OF THE SENIORS ALERT SCHEME BY PETER BUTLER- TASK
The scheme has moved to Pobal.ie 7th of Sept 2015.
To participate in the scheme.
The group must be community based, voluntary and not-for-profit organisation and has to Register Online with Pobal.
Groups previously registered under the Seniors Alert Scheme with the Department of Environment,Community and Local government will have to re register with Pobal online.
This will only have to be done once.
What is funded under the scheme?
Funding is available under the scheme towards the purchase of equipment by a registered organisation i.e a personal alarm and pendant. Funding is also available for the reinstallation of the social alarm to another eligible person .
: Register Online with Pobal.
You will need (a) date of committee meeting (b) two person contact details and one email address
The group bank account details .
Then see First 3 Pages of User Guide Registration and Sign In Click here
Password ( Keep in a Safe Place )
You submit the Form and wait for Pobal to Reply to your Email. Takes a few days.
There is no closing date for receipt of registrations. It should be noted that funding for the scheme is limited each year.
Tax Reference No ;
You have six month to apply for the TAX Reference No .
To get the TAX Reference No you have to fill out this Form .
Group in The East & South East Region ie Carlow , Kilkenny, Kildare, Laois, Meath, Tipperary , Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow should post the completed form to. Revenue Commissioners East& South East Region Central Registrations 1st Floor, Plaza Complex Belgard Road Tallaght Dublin 24.
The group is asked to call on the older person and complete the application form and to keep a paper copy of same Once registered, organisations may submit Online for eligible people living in their defined area of operation.
Who is eligible for grant support?
A person will be eligible for grant aid if he or she is :Aged 65 years or older; And of limited means or resources ;and Living alone or with another person who meets the eligibility criteria;( Must be made aware of Annual Monitoring Costs. (€66 a year with TASK) And Resides within geographical area of the relevant community group.