Financial Options

Many women experiencing domestic abuse believe or have been told by the perpetrator that there is nowhere for them to go. They may also believe that, if they leave, they will become homeless and have no income. This is not true, and if you need to get away to safety, there are a number of things that you are entitled to, including a basic income for yourself and your children. For information about your income entitlements, we recommend that you contact a domestic abuse support service, such as Tearmann or your Citizens Information Website.

The Department of Social Protection through Community Welfare Officers administers
Supplementary welfare allowance
Rent supplement
Emergency payments Community Welfare Officers

The following are paid by Social Welfare:

From The Courts
Making an application for a Maintenance Order may be important when applying to the Department of Social Protection for One Parent Family Payment. – Maintenance order.