Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (818)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

818. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health if he will review the weekly payment in respect of the fair deal scheme in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22714/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Where an applicant is being provided with financial support under the scheme, the HSE may either at its own initiative or at the request of the applicant carry out a review. A person's financial assessment can only be reviewed, at their request, if 12 months have passed since the initial financial assessment or the most recent review, or if the HSE is satisfied that there has been a material change to the person's financial circumstances.

As this is a service matter it has been forwarded to the HSE for direct reply.