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# Disability Allowance

This year
Attorney General: 'Weakness' in State's stance on disability allowance payments
He said that this policy was a “reasonable one” with a “rational basis”.
Last year
Four Cost of Living lump sum supports to be paid to over 800,000 people this week
Payments totaling €325 million will be made this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Sinn Féin publish Disability Allowance amendment to extend payment following death of a child
It comes after a carer received a letter seeking repayment of the allowance due to it being claimed after her disabled son died.
Mother receives letter seeking repayment of disability allowance claimed after her son died
Tracy McGinnis said that she was “shocked and appalled” at the letter.
All time
Thousands of people didn't get their disability payments this morning
The Department has apologised and said everyone due a payment should have it by tomorrow.
Column: I cried when I heard about the mobility allowance cut - I can't take any more
The mobility grant gave me and my husband the chance to lead independent lives, with dignity, writes Miriam Murphy, who says this government are chipping away at the help for people with disabilities.
Readers’ panel: On disability allowance
Elizabeth has not seen anything in the Budget that she believes will help her get the operation she needs or help her disabled son.
Readers' Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from the Budget?
We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of today’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.
Hundreds waiting over a year to appeal refused disability allowance
Figures released by Joan Burton show 4,169 are appealing a refusal, with 321 of them waiting over a year for it.
Kenny says AIB mortgage hike necessary to avoid further taxpayer bailout
Enda Kenny says AIB needs to return to profitability if it is to avoid needing further State support.
Burton 'playing politics with people's fears' over proposed disability cut
The Social Protection Minister has been advised of a proposal to cut disability allowance payments for under 18s in the forthcoming budget, the second leak in two weeks from her department.
Willie O'Dea says Burton 'continues to mislead' over disability allowance cuts
Fianna Fáil TD said the Minister for Social Protection should be upfront about changes to criteria for the allowance and explain application refusals and delays.
Burton: No plans to change disability allowance eligibility
The Minister noted a surge in applications for disability allowance, but denied any changes in criteria or conditions.
In pictures: Burton confronted outside Dáil over domiciliary care allowance
Taoiseach Enda Kenny insisted that there are no plans to reduce the allowance paid to carers of severely disabled children amid fears that some families could lose out.
Plans to extend JobBridge to people with disabilities confirmed
The Minister for Social Protection has said plans to extend the National Internship Scheme to people claiming Disability Allowance should be revealed in the coming weeks.
TDs begin debating Budget 2012's social welfare cuts
The Social Welfare Bill 2011 will be voted on by TDs tomorrow – but former Labour TDs Penrose and Nulty have broken ranks again.
Bishops urge government to abandon cuts to child benefit
At their winter meeting, the Irish Bishops’ Conference welcomes the U-turn on disability benefit – but remain concerned.
Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures
There was plenty at stake in the austere Budget presented by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan over the past two days. This slideshow will fill you in…
Readers' Panel: Full-time carer
Ann Hughes had been concerned that Carer’s Allowance would be cut. The government left it alone – but there were other changes which will still affect her.
Budget leaks: Social welfare to bear burden of cuts, Government tells EU
Leaked draft documents seen by indicate that the social protection budget will be heavily targeted.
Norris received TCD disability pension because of Hepatitis diagnosis
David Norris confirms he received a disability pension from Trinity College, after being diagnosed with Hepatitis in 1994.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.
Catholic bishops warn of violence in aftermath of financial crisis
The bishops have criticised cuts in the minimum wage and say that the new government needs to learn from the “wrongs of the past”.