Press Release

Public Consultation Review of the Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant Schemes

The Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly T.D. and the Minister of State for Disability, Equality, Mental Health and Older People, Ms Kathleen Lynch T.D., appointed a project group on 21 February 2013 to review the Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant schemes. The purpose of the review is find the most appropriate solution or solutions to address the priority transport needs of those who require supports, which will be fully compliant with equality legislation and can be delivered within available funding.

The review group is independently chaired and includes representatives of people with disabilities, relevant Government Departments, the HSE, the National Disability Authority, the Citizens Information Board, Pobal and other individuals with relevant expertise. It will report to the Government before the end of May.

As part of the review, a public consultation is taking place. Details of how to participate in the process can be found on the Department of Health’s Website. Submissions can be made on the form provided on or before 17:00 on Wednesday 17th April 2013.

If you need advice or assistance in completing the form, you can contact your local Citizens Information Centre which can be found on the Citizen Information Website.

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