Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (512)

Paul Connaughton


629 Mr. Connaughton asked the Minister for Health and Children the reason a blind allowance for a person (details supplied) in County Galway has not been made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1950/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

The assessment of entitlement to and payment of the blind welfare allowance in any individual case is a matter for the relevant health board. Accordingly, the Deputy's question has been forwarded to the chief executive officer, Western Health Board, with a request that she examine the case and reply to the Deputy as a matter of urgency.