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Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 25 November 2021

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Ceisteanna (295)

Pa Daly

Ceist:

295. Deputy Pa Daly asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if the six-month limit for eligibility for a payment from the mother and baby home redress scheme applies with respect to the date of an adoption order or the date of the child physically leaving the institution. [58077/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

The Mother and Baby Institutions Payment Scheme includes financial payments and a form of enhanced medical card. Payments will be provided to eligible applicants based on proof of residency for a defined period of time.

Any person who was resident as a child in a Mother and Baby or County Home Institution for a period of six months or more (and who did not receive redress in respect of that institution under the Residential Institutions Redress Scheme) will be eligible for a financial payment under the Scheme.

While the residency details in respect of application to the Scheme will have to be looked at individually, it is anticipated that relevant dates to establish eligibility for the Scheme will be the date the child was born in or admitted to the Mother and Baby or County Home Institution and the date they physically left this institution.

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