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# mobility-allowance - Saturday 29 March, 2014

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

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

# mobility-allowance - Thursday 30 January, 2014

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

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.

# mobility-allowance - Friday 18 October, 2013

Still no news on Mobility Allowance replacement

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

# mobility-allowance - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

HSE to temporarily pay mobility allowance to 'prevent hardship'

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

# mobility-allowance - Monday 15 April, 2013

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.

# mobility-allowance - Friday 15 March, 2013

Final Mobility Allowance installment payment due on 26 June

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

# mobility-allowance - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

# mobility-allowance - Friday 7 December, 2012

Ombudsman: Department of Health is disregarding the law

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

# mobility-allowance - Friday 26 October, 2012

Reilly may be called before Oireachtas committee over mobility allowance

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

# mobility-allowance - Thursday 25 October, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

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Government "considering legal advice" over mobility allowance

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.