Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (463, 552, 553)

Seán Fleming

Question:

463. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on a county basis who are currently in receipt of the mobility allowance; the number of applications received that have not yet been approved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11726/13]

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Seán Fleming

Question:

552. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on a county basis who are currently in receipt of the mobility allowance; the number of applications received that have not yet been approved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11355/13]

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Seán Fleming

Question:

553. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on a county basis who are currently beneficiaries of the motorised transport grant scheme; the number of applications received that have not been approved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11361/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 463, 552 and 553 together.

I have provided the Deputy with the figures for numbers of applicants in receipt of the Mobility Allowance and the Motorised Transport Grant for the last full year which those figures are available, i.e. 2011, in the table below. I have referred the Deputy's specific question regarding the number of applications for each scheme received but not yet approved to the Health Service Executive, for direct reply to the Deputy.

County / HSE Region

Applicants in receipt of Mobility Allowance in 2011

Applicants in receipt of Motorised Transport Grant in 2011

Dublin South

99

1

Dublin South City

75

1

Dublin South East

68

0

Dublin South West / Kildare West Wicklow

394

5

Dublin West

207

1

Midlands

152

12

Wicklow

114

1

Meath

102

6

Louth

110

3

Cavan / Monaghan

80

3

Dublin North Central

185

1

Dublin North West

299

0

Dublin North

255

6

Carlow / Kilkenny

251

1

Cork North

109

0

Cork North Lee

213

3

Cork South Lee

171

0

Cork West

69

1

Kerry

173

1

Tipperary South Riding

116

14

Waterford

128

4

Wexford

191

7

Donegal

113

83

Galway

367

39

Mayo

160

15

Mid West

371

19

Roscommon

45

13

Sligo / Leitrim / West Cavan

85

38

TOTALS

4,702

278