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Approximately 3,000 Kerry carers are to receive €1,700 a piece in grant support this Thursday.

The Carers’ Support Grant was restored to its previous level in the last budget.

Formerly known as the Respite Care Grant, the payment had been reduced by €325 during the economic crisis.

But it is now being restored to its previous level of €1,700.

The grant is an annual payment available to carers providing full-time care and attention to an older person or a child or adult with a disability, regardless of their means or PRSI contributions.Brendan Griffin

Kerry Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin welcomed the grant’s reinstatement of the grant’s previous level and is urging carers to check eligibility, as there is still time to apply.