Application Checklist

You can use this page to work out what types of documents you need to supply. Review each question and answer Yes/No to each. Where you answer Yes, check the “Document Required” column. This tells you what documents you must send to the CAO by 1 April 2017.
If you have indicated income from both parents, you must submit documents detailing both their incomes.

Click on the page links below to view further information in the specific pages of the HEAR Handbook.

Type of IncomeDocuments Required
Type of Income:
Was your parent/guardian in paid employment in 2015 on a full, part-time or temporary basis?
:

 Yes

 No

Documents Required:
P21 for 2015 from Revenue Commissioners See page 24 of HEAR Handbook.
Type of Income:
Was your parent/guardian self-employed, engaged in farming, or receiving rent from rental properties in 2015?
:

 Yes

 No

Documents Required:
Self-Assessment Letter – Chapter 4 for 2015 from Revenue Commissioners or Tax Exemption Letter See page 24 of HEAR Handbook.
Type of Income:
Did your parent/guardian receive any social welfare payments in 2015 other than child benefit?
:

 Yes

 No

Documents Required:
Department of Social Protection (DSP) Form or DSP Statement See page 27 of HEAR Handbook.
Type of Income:
Did your parent/guardian receive any lump sum payments in 2015 from his/her former employer as a result of being made redundant?
:

 Yes

 No

Documents Required:
Form RP50 Notification of Redundancy or Redundancy Lump Sum Letter from Employer See page 28.
Type of Income:
Was your parent/guardian retired in 2015?
:

 Yes

 No

Documents Required:
Retirement Lump Sum Letter from Employer (page 28) and/or P21 for 2015 / Self-Assessment Letter – Chapter 4 for 2015 (page 24) and or Department of Social Protection Form for 2015 signed and stamped (page 27).

Click here to download a printable version of this Checklist

HEAR requires evidence of a full year’s income for 2015 (i.e. 52 weeks).

Some applicants, depending on their parent(s)’/guardian(s)’ circumstances in 2015, may need to submit Revenue Commissioner’s documents and/or evidence of other income as well as evidence of DSP income.

If more than one family member is making an application to HEAR, ensure that you send full documents for each family member.

Submit all supporting documents before 1 April 2017. No late supporting documents will be accepted after 1 April 2017.