Thursday, 6 December 2018

Ceisteanna (80)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

80. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Finance the grant and funding schemes operated by his Department; the value of each scheme; and the basis or criteria used for the allocation of funding in respect of each scheme. [51405/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

Since 2015, my Department has administered the Fuel Grant Scheme for Disabled Drivers, which was introduced to replace the excise relief element of the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers Scheme.

To qualify for the Scheme an applicant must be in possession of a Primary Medical Certificate. To qualify for a Primary Medical Certificate an applicant must satisfy one of the conditions set out in the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers (Tax Concessions) Regulations (SI 353 of 1994).

For 2017, €10 million was budgeted, of which €9.45 million was spent.

For 2018, €10 million was budgeted, of which €9.91 million has been spent to date.

For 2019, €10.5 million has been budgeted.