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Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Wednesday, 27 March 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 551 No. 3

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 199. Mr. Healy Information on Seamus Healy Zoom on Seamus Healy  asked the Minister for Social, Community and Family Affairs Information on Dermot Ahern Zoom on Dermot Ahern  if children, whose parent or guardian is in receipt of a carer's allowance for them, are entitled to free travel; and if it is the case that they are not now so entitled unless they are in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. [10390/02]

Minister for Social, Community and Family Affairs (Mr. D. Ahern): Information on Dermot Ahern Zoom on Dermot Ahern The free travel scheme is available to all people living in the State aged 66 years or over. Those who do not qualify on age grounds are eligible for free travel if they are in receipt of payments under specified schemes.

Currently those eligible include carers in receipt of carer's allowance or carers of people in receipt of constant attendance or prescribed relative's allowance, people who are in receipt of certain disability type welfare payments, such as disability allowance, invalidity pension and blind person's pension. People who live in health board approved residential care who were previously receiving disability allowance from my Department or disabled person's maintenance allowance from a health board are also entitled to a free travel pass.


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