Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Ceisteanna (1428)

David Cullinane


1428. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if local council officials can override or ignore recommendations in cases in which an application is lodged with a local council for a housing adaptation grant and recommendations are made by an occupational therapist when deciding on the type of grant ultimately awarded; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14120/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

The local authorities have responsibility for the detailed administration of the Housing Adaptation Grants scheme for Older People and People with a Disability, which includes the assessment, approval and payment of grants to applicants under the various measures. While an occupational therapist report informs a local authority's assessment of a grant application, the final decision on the works approved and the most appropriate type of grant for the applicant's needs, rests with the Council.