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Departmental Schemes

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Ceisteanna (468)

Paul Murphy

Ceist:

468. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the way the mother and baby home scheme works for those who are uncertain in relation to the date on which they were adopted. [61755/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

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

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. It is envisaged that the Executive Office will endeavour to assist applicants in accessing records for the purpose of making applications to the Scheme.

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