I propose to take Questions Nos. 76, 116 and 143 together. Disabled person's maintenance allowance, is the primary income support scheme operated by my Department for people who, because of their disability, cannot work and are not in a position to maintain themselves in the community. The Regulations governing medical eligibility for disabled persons maintenance allowance specify that the applicant must be suffering from a "specified disability" which prevents him-her from undertaking work which would normally be suited to a person of his-her age, experience and qualifications. The term "specified disability" means an injury, disease, congenital deformity or physical or mental illness or defect which, in the opinion of a medical officer of the health board authorised by that board to examine or to have examined persons applying for or in receipt of a maintenance allowance, has continued or may reasonably be expected to continue for at least one year from its onset.