Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (680)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

680. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if there is leeway on the income thresholds for housing adaptation grants under exceptional circumstances. [8372/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

The detailed administration of the Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability, including the assessment, approval and payment of individual grants to applicants, is the responsibility of the relevant local authority.

Local authorities will always work with qualifying applicants to ensure they get the most beneficial result in line with their financial circumstances. A household means test applies to the scheme in order to achieve fairness and value for money in its operation. This process must adhere to the income thresholds set down by the regulations, so that the funding is focused on those households who need it most.