Written Answers. - Health Board Allowances.

John McGuinness

Question:

280 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Health and Children if a domiciliary care allowance will be paid in the case of a person (details supplied) in Kilkenny. [10987/03]

The assessment of entitlement to and payment of the domiciliary care allowance in any individual case is a matter for the relevant health board. My Department has, therefore, asked the chief executive officer of the Western Health Board to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and reply directly to him.