Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (186)

Michael McGrath


186. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Finance the position regarding the tax relief for disabled drivers and passengers application and subsequent appeal in respect of persons in County Cork. [15300/14]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that they have not received an application from the person (details supplied) for admission to the Drivers & Passengers with Disabilities Scheme.  This was confirmed following a telephone call to the person. It would appear that the person was refused a Primary Medical Certificate by the local Chief Medical Officer (HSE) which is an essential pre-requisite for this scheme. The Revenue Commissioners understand that the person has lodged an appeal. In the event that the appeal is successful, an official from Revenue's Central Repayments Office has briefed the person on the application procedure and provided a telephone number for future contact.