Written Answers. - Disabled Person's Maintenance Allowance.

John O'Leary


57 Mr. O'Leary asked the Minister for Health the reason for the long delay on the part of the Southern Health Board in granting disabled person's maintenance allowance to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry who applied over three months ago and who suffers from a severe form of arthritis; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Payment of disabled person's maintenance allowance in any individual case is a matter for the health board concerned. Accordingly, the Deputy's question has been referred to the chief executive officer, Southern Health Board, with a request that he reply directly to the Deputy as a matter of urgency.