Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Ceisteanna (265)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

265. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Social Protection if cyclical vomiting syndrome is or will be considered as a qualifying illness for social welfare payments for both sufferers and carers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14817/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

Cyclical vomiting syndrome is accepted as a certifiable medical condition. Eligibility to illness and carer's schemes are determined by its severity and expected duration. When applying for illness benefit, medical certification is provided by the customer's GP. For many other schemes, a medical assessment is made after careful review of submitted medical evidence, in accordance with the Department's evidence based medical protocols and guidelines.