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.
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.