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#mobility allowance

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It's been over a year - so what's happening with the Mobility Allowance?
# Disability
# Disability

It's been over a year - so what's happening with the Mobility Allowance?

Mar 29th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,972 Views 10 Comments

The government said last year that it was to replace the scheme – but to date, nothing new has been announced.

Column: The Government stalls while people with mobility difficulties fall deeper into isolation
# Limbo
# Limbo

Column: The Government stalls while people with mobility difficulties fall deeper into isolation

Jan 30th 2014, 7:30 PM 63 Views 8 Comments

The Government had a knee-jerk reaction last year and cut Mobility Allowance to new applicants. Nearly 12 months later, those in need are still in limbo, writes Anne-Maree Quinn.

Still no news on Mobility Allowance replacement
# Health
# Health

Still no news on Mobility Allowance replacement

Oct 18th 2013, 5:43 PM 6,468 Views 11 Comments

It had been said that an inter-departmental group was due to submit a report on the issue this month.

HSE to temporarily pay mobility allowance to 'prevent hardship'
# Disability
# Disability

HSE to temporarily pay mobility allowance to 'prevent hardship'

Jun 11th 2013, 6:40 PM 8,262 Views 17 Comments

It has also decided that new statutory provisions will be established to provide individual payments to people with severe disabilities for their mobility needs.

Column: I cried when I heard about the mobility allowance cut - I can't take any more
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I cried when I heard about the mobility allowance cut - I can't take any more

Apr 15th 2013, 7:00 PM 187 Views 54 Comments

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.

Final Mobility Allowance installment payment due on 26 June
# Mobility Allowance
# Mobility Allowance

Final Mobility Allowance installment payment due on 26 June

Mar 15th 2013, 5:34 PM 4,723 Views 21 Comments

The HSE has written to all recipients of the allowance informing them of the final date of payment.

Oireachtas committee 'concerned at difficulties between Health Dept and Ombudsman'
# Mobility Allowance
# Mobility Allowance

Oireachtas committee 'concerned at difficulties between Health Dept and Ombudsman'

Feb 27th 2013, 8:03 PM 6,110 Views 41 Comments

They have now called on a member of the Department of Health to address their concerns about

The Evening Fix... now with added sad moments in films
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added sad moments in films

Feb 27th 2013, 7:45 PM 6,767 Views 1 Comment

Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Kelleher: Dept of Health ringfence claim "strikes fear into me"
# Mobility Allowance
# Mobility Allowance

Kelleher: Dept of Health ringfence claim "strikes fear into me"

Feb 27th 2013, 5:38 PM 6,161 Views 42 Comments

He made the comment while questioning Minister Kathleen Lynch on the axing of the Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant.

'Every other option was illegal' - Minister defends disability payments cut
# Health
# Health

'Every other option was illegal' - Minister defends disability payments cut

Feb 27th 2013, 9:32 AM 6,441 Views 87 Comments

Junior health minister Kathleen Lynch could provide no guarantees as to what will happen to the payments to those in receipt of the Mobility Allowance when it is axed in four months time.

'A sick bureaucratic monster' - Department slammed after disability payments axed
# Mobility Allowance
# Mobility Allowance

'A sick bureaucratic monster' - Department slammed after disability payments axed

Feb 27th 2013, 8:00 AM 7,175 Views 60 Comments

The government confirmed last night that it will axe the Mobility Allowance and the Motorised Transport Grant because it would be too costly to widen the schemes to ensure compliance with equality laws.

Ombudsman: Department of Health is disregarding the law
# Disability
# Disability

Ombudsman: Department of Health is disregarding the law

Dec 7th 2012, 2:46 PM 5,067 Views 19 Comments

Emily O’Reilly was speaking about the department’s decision not to remove age limits on allowances for people with severe disability.

Reilly may be called before Oireachtas committee over mobility allowance
# Mobility Allowance
# Mobility Allowance

Reilly may be called before Oireachtas committee over mobility allowance

Oct 26th 2012, 11:05 AM 3,081 Views 23 Comments

Meanwhile, ALONE and the Disability Federation of Ireland have criticised the government for the ‘illegal’ age limit on the mobility allowance.

Government "considering legal advice" over mobility allowance
# Mobility Allowance
# Mobility Allowance

Government "considering legal advice" over mobility allowance

Oct 25th 2012, 11:45 AM 3,292 Views 14 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today that the government will be seeking legal advice before it proceeds on acting on the “illegal” upper age limit for the allowance.