Note: Click on the SAVE buttons as you move through the application form. This will afford you more time to answer all the questions. At the end of the application form, click submit.

Section 1. Address

Enter your current home address.
Please note that you may be contacted and requested to provide evidence of your address. For information on filling in your address or to see what evidence of address may be requestedClick here for helpOpens in a new window










Section 2. Second Level School


Use the drop down menus to select which county you went to second level school in and what second level school you attended. If your school is not listed select: My School is Not Listed.Click here for helpOpens in a new window


If you went to more than one second level school, use the drop down menus below to enter details of your previous schools. If your previous school is outside the Republic of Ireland select: School Outside Republic of Ireland






Section 3. Medical Card/GP Visit Card

Do you or your parent(s) or guardian(s) have a HSE medical card/GP visit card that is in date on 31 December 2017? Click here for helpOpens in a new window





Section 4. Children in the Care of the State/TUSLA

Are you currently in the Care of the State/TUSLA (the Child and Family Agency) or were you previously in Care of the State/HSE? Click here for helpOpens in a new window



Section 5. Family Dependants

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A dependant is anyone in your family who is:
  • a sibling under the age of 16 years on 1 October 2017
  • a sibling over the age of 16 years on 1 October 2017 who is either:
    • attending post primary education
    • attending a full time course in FET or higher education
    • medically certified as permanently unfit for work
  • a parent attending a full time course in FET or higher education
Enter the number of dependants in your family:
Do not include (count) yourself in this section.






Section 6. Parent(s) or Guardian(s) Employment Status


This is an important section of your HEAR application. Seek assistance from your parent(s)/guardian(s). Be as precise as possible when describing your parent(s)/guardian(s) status and job titles.
To ensure you answer this section correctly please look at the instructions in the HEAR Handbook.
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Mother/Guardian 1

1. Present Principal Status:

Father/Guardian 2

1. Present Principal Status:



Section 7. Family Financial Circumstances

Please note this section relates to the year 2016 only Click here for helpOpens in a new window

HEAR requires evidence of a full year’s income for 2016 (i.e. 52 weeks). Some applicants depending on their parent(s)’/guardian(s)’ circumstances in 2016 may need to submit Revenue documents and/or evidence of other income as well as evidence of DSP income. Your guardian may not necessarily be your legal guardian, but refers to who you lived with and contributed to the household income in 2016.

Select who contributes to your family’s income.

Mother  Father  Guardian1  Guardian2  





Section 8. Eligibility Carry Forward



 Please do not complete this section if you did not apply or were not eligible to HEAR last year (2017).

 If you applied to CAO in 2017 and you were deemed eligible for HEAR in 2017 then your HEAR eligibility can be carried forward to your application for entry in 2018. You must enter your correct 2017 CAO application number in the  box provided. Click here for helpOpens in a new window

CAO 2017 Application Number: