Budget 2007 - People With Disabilities

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Disability Allowance

  • Extend entitlement to full rate of €185.80 Disability Allowance to all people resident in institutions (January 2007)
  • Extend entitlement to Bereavement Grant to the next of kin of deceased recipients of Disability Allowance aged 16 to 22 (May 2007)
  • Increased capital disregard for Disability Allowance by €30,000, from €20,000 to €50,000 (June 2007)

Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities

  • Additional funding of €1.9m to the Citizens Information Board for the development of a personal advocacy service for people with disabilities and for the implementation of the Disability Sectoral Plan (2007)

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Last modified:25/11/2008

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