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McGrath, Finian

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Noise Pollution (Continued)

Ah now, it is a partnership Government.More Button

Respite Care Services Provision (Continued)

I thank the Deputy for raising this important issue and for the opportunity to outline the position on Sruthán House. The Government’s ongoing priority is the safeguarding of vulnerable people in ...More Button

Respite services are an important part of the range of services supporting people with disabilities and their families. Short breaks can also provide an opportunity for individuals to meet new p...More Button

As part of its ongoing service provision, the HSE will provide more than 182,500 respite nights and 32,662 day respite sessions to families in need throughout the country this year. In 2018, the...More Button

A total of €2 million of the additional money is being targeted at alternative respite services. These are practical and important solutions. Alternative respite is working well locally, with g...More Button

With regard to Sruthán House and Louth disability services, I found out earlier from the HSE that Louth disability services are prioritising the provision of services to enhance cost efficiency a...More Button

I have listened carefully to the Deputy's concerns. I accept, and I am aware of, the importance of access to planned respite, which ensures people with disabilities receive opportunities to social...More Button

I remind the Deputy that the additional funding provided last year will continue in 2019 and, in particular, the €2 million allocation to be spent on alternative respite services remains a high p...More Button

The consultation process is very important. I take the point about the travel issue, as well as respite care services. My vision for respite care services is that they should be provided as near ...More Button

Services for People with Disabilities

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to a service issue, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to a service issue, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Respite Care Services Provision

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

The Programme for Partnership Government states that the Government wishes to provide more accessible respite care to facilitate full support for people with a disability.More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to an individual case, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

The Programme for Partnership Government states that the Government wishes to provide more accessible respite care to facilitate full support for people with a disability.More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to an individual case, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Disabilities Assessments

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Transport Support Scheme

The Deputy will be familiar with the background to the closure of both the Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant schemes in 2013.More Button

With regard to the proposals for a new Health (Transport Support) Bill, the Deputy may be aware that my colleague, the Minister for Health and I, brought a Memorandum to Government on proposals f...More Button

It is important to note that the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers scheme, operated by the Revenue Commissioners, remains in place.  This scheme provides VRT and VAT relief, an exemption f...More Button

There are improvements in access to a range of transport support schemes available to persons with disabilities in the State and on-going work is being carried out by Government Departments, agen...More Button

Disability Support Services Provision

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Disability Services Provision

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Charitable and Voluntary Organisations

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Respite Care Services Data

I propose to take Questions Nos. 504 to 506, inclusive, together.More Button

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the servic...More Button

The Programme for Partnership Government states that the Government wishes to provide more accessible respite care to facilitate full support for people with a disability.More Button

As the Deputy's questions relate to service matters, I have arranged for the questions to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Disability Services Data

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 530 to 535, inclusive, together.More Button

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the servic...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Respite Care Services Availability

I propose to take Questions Nos. 509 to 511, inclusive, and 513 to 515, inclusive, together.More Button

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the servic...More Button

The Programme for Partnership Government states that the Government wishes to provide more accessible respite care to facilitate full support for people with a disability.More Button

As the Deputy's questions relate to service matters, I have arranged for the questions to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Invalidity Pension Applications Data

Invalidity pension (IP) is a payment for people who are permanently incapable of work because of illness or incapacity and who satisfy the pay related social insurance (PRSI) contribution condition...More Button

The department received a claim for IP for the gentleman concerned on 17 September 2018.  The claim was refused on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. He wa...More Button

The gentleman referred to has been awarded invalidity pension with effect from 20 September 2018.  Payment will issue to his nominated bank account on 18 July 2019.  Any arrears due from 20 Septe...More Button

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.More Button

Invalidity Pension Data

The extension of Invalidity Pension (IP) to self-employed contributors from the 1st December 2017 has, for the first time, given the self-employed access to a social insurance based income support ...More Button

Invalidity Pension Applications

Invalidity pension (IP) is a payment for people who are permanently incapable of work because of illness or incapacity and who satisfy the pay related social insurance (PRSI) contribution condition...More Button

Invalidity pension is a payment for people who are permanently incapable of work because of illness or incapacity and who satisfy the contribution conditions.  More Button

To date, an application for invalidity pension has not been received from the lady  concerned.  An application form has issued to her for completion.  On receipt of the completed application form...More Button

Disability Allowance Payments

On 10 December 2018 the person concerned was awarded disability allowance (DA) at full rate with effect from 3 January 2018 following a review of her means.

  During the period 3...More Button

Disability Allowance Applications

This lady was awarded disability allowance (DA) from 3 January 2018 to 28 August 2018 when she transferred to the state pension contributory (SPC) payment.

   Arrears of all...More Button

I can confirm that my Department received an application for disability allowance (DA) from this gentleman on 5 April 2019. 

  On 5 July 2019 the person concerned was requested ...More Button

I confirm that an application from this lady for disability allowance (DA) was received by the Department on 21 March 2019. 

  The processing time for individual DA claims may v...More Button

I can confirm that my Department received an application for disability allowance (DA) from this gentleman on 16 April 2019. 

  On 5 July 2019 the person concerned was requested...More Button

The application for disability allowance (DA) from the person in question was disallowed by a deciding officer (DO) who decided that he did not satisfy the medical condition for the scheme.  Notifi...More Button

I can confirm that my Department received an application for disability allowance (DA) from this gentleman on 8 May 2019.  On completion of the necessary investigations on all aspects of the claim ...More Button

The person concerned has been awarded disability allowance with effect from 6 March 2019. The first payment was made by his chosen payment method on 26 June 2019.

  Arrears of pa...More Button

The person concerned was refused disability allowance (DA) on 4 July 2019. Their application, based upon all the evidence submitted, was refused on medical grounds as it was not found that this lad...More Button

Invalidity Pension Reviews

The lady referred to has been awarded invalidity pension with effect from 20 December 2018.  Payment will issue to her nominated bank account on 25 July 2019.  Any arrears due from 20 December 2018...More Button

Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

An application for Domiciliary Care Allowance ( DCA) was received from this lady on 20 May 2019.  Applications received in late April 2019 are currently being finalised.  The application will be co...More Button

An application for Domiciliary Care Allowance was received from the person concerned on 31 January 2019.  The application was not allowed as the child was not considered to satisfy the qualifying c...More Button

Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that the appeal from the person concerned was referred to an Appeals Officer who has decided to hold an oral hearing in this case on 17 July 2019.  ...More Button

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that an appeal by the person concerned was referred on 28 May 2019 to an Appeals Officer who will make a summary decision on the appeal based on the...More Button

Disability Allowance Appeals

The application for disability allowance (DA) from the person in question was disallowed by a deciding officer (DO) who decided that she did not satisfy the medical condition for the scheme.  Notif...More Button