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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Domiciliary Care Allowance

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Father sues Minister of Social Protection over care allowance being refused for his son
The child has spent most of his short life at different hospitals, including spells in intensive care.
Over 9,000 children are to be given medical cards
And pensioners will receive cheaper medicine.
Medical cards on the way for thousands of children who have a severe disability
Children with a severe disability who receive the Domiciliary Care Allowance will qualify for the card, once legislation is passed.
Welfare confirms late payments have been made
The Department of Social Protection says that the payments to 32,700 customers have been processed by electronic transfer.
At least 60% of domiciliary care allowance applications refused
Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said the department received 4,339 claims for domiciliary care allowance in 2012.
Burton 'playing politics with people's fears' over proposed disability cut
The Social Protection Minister has been advised of a proposal to cut disability allowance payments for under 18s in the forthcoming budget, the second leak in two weeks from her department.
In pictures: Burton confronted outside Dáil over domiciliary care allowance
Taoiseach Enda Kenny insisted that there are no plans to reduce the allowance paid to carers of severely disabled children amid fears that some families could lose out.
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Column: 'The HSE think they're too big to fight, but I won't be silenced'
Jack and Jill’s CEO Jonathan Irwin says he won’t go away until the domiciliary care allowance crisis is sorted out.
Opposition TDs force Dáil debate on domiciliary care allowance
The allowance is given to the carer of children with severe disabilities who need close supervision. Opposition TDs say there have been significant problems with the payment recently.
Taoiseach warns: Foreign investment will be hit if we vote No
Enda Kenny says investment from the likes of Eli Lilly, eBay and Google will lose confidence if Ireland rejects the Fiscal Compact.
Disabilities: 1,700 Domiciliary Care Allowance applications scheduled for review
A number of people have initiated legal proceedings against the Department over its decision to cease DCA payments.