Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Questions (606)

Carol Nolan

Question:

606. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Health if he will consider lowering the 100% taper rate of the blind welfare allowance in view of the fact it is regarded as too steep and creates an income plateau for some persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4567/20]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The criteria used for means testing various schemes is a complex matter and I have noted the Deputy's suggestion.