Mother & Baby Home Payment Scheme

The government have approved a redress scheme for mother & baby home survivors.  The scheme provides for a general payment scheme for mothers who spent time in one of the 14 mother and baby homes or any of the State County Homes within the Republic of Ireland. The scheme also applies to children who spent time in such homes, however, there is a minimum residency for the child of a requirement of six months applicable to meet eligibility criteria.

The following is the table of proposed payments for the Mother and Baby schemes:

Time spent in a Mother and Baby or County home institutions General payment for Mother and Children Work payment (for mothers who qualify only) The total amount qualifying for general payment and work payment
Less than 3 months (mothers only) 5000 0 5000
Between 3 and 6 months (mothers only) 10,000 1500 11,500
Between 6 months and 1 year 12,500 3000 15,500
Over 1 year 15,000 6000 21,000
Over 2 years 20,000 12,000 32,000
Over 3 years 25,000 18,000 43,000
Over 4 years 30,000 24,000 54,000
Over 5 years 40,000 30,000 70,000
Over 6 years 45,000 36,000 81,000
Over 7 years 50,000 42,000 92,000
Over 8 years 55,000 48,000 103,000
Over 9 years 60,000 54,000 114,000
Over 10 years + (Max) 65,000 60,000 125,000


We will be launching a page on our website within the next week in relation to this Scheme, so keep an eye on our website for further updates on the matter. We will be supporting both mothers and children in processing the application and supporting and helping them accessing the historical records.  We will also be helping them to prepare the necessary documentation and keep them informed in relation to developments in the scheme.

If you wish to be included in our regular newsletter to be kept up to date or if you have any specific queries in this matter , please contact the office directly on

Email: info@carolmccormacksolicitors.ie

Phone: 071 9621846





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