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O'Malley, Tim

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 Nbr. 4


Written Answers. - Services for People with Disabilities.

I propose to take Question Nos. 292 to 294, inclusive, together.More Button

The working group on the feasibility of introducing a cost of disability payment is currently operating under the aegis of the Department of Health and Children. In order to come to conclusions on ...More Button

The working group is also undertaking examination of existing benefits and allowances with a view to amending or augmenting them to provide for a cost of disability payment, the tax code to see if ...More Button

Responsibility for the provision of services to persons with an intellectual disability and those with autism in the Dublin region rests with the Eastern Regional Health Authority. My Department ha...More Button

The provision of technical aids and appliances including wheelchairs to people with physical or sensory disabilities is a matter for the relevant health board in the first instance. Accordingly, th...More Button

Written Answers. - Disabled Drivers.

The medical assessment for and granting of a primary medical certificate for the purpose of the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers (Tax Concessions) Scheme is carried out by the senior area m...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

The current maximum rate of domiciliary care allowance is €179.80 per month, while the current maximum monthly rate of mobility allowance is €126.00.More Button

The budgetary rates of increase in these allowances are in line with general social welfare payments. The most typical comparator would be unemployment assistance or disability allowance.More Button

The approval of rehabilitative training courses to individual third party service providers, and the payment by them of the relevant weekly bonus to trainees, is a matter for the relevant health bo...More Button

Written Answers. - Children in Care.

I assume the Deputy is referring to children and young adults with an intellectual disability or autism who present with behavioural difficulties. My Department has had ongoing discussions with all...More Button

In addition to developing a significant number of additional residential, respite and day places over the last number of years, specific funding amounting to €11.42 million has also been alloc...More Button

The Deputy will appreciate that I cannot, at this stage, comment on specific funding for any element of the health services in 2003 prior to the conclusion of the annual budget discussions.More Button