Dáil Éireann - Volume 359 - 25 June, 1985
Written Answers. - Disabled Person's Maintenance Allowance.
Mr. E. O'Keeffe Mr. E. O'Keeffe
129. Mr. E. O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Health the reason for the delay in  granting a disabled person's maintenance allowance to a person (details supplied) in County Cork as the application was lodged four months ago; and if he is aware of the hardship she is undergoing due to the delay in payment.
Minister for Health (Mr. B. Desmond) Barry Desmond
Minister for Health (Mr. B. Desmond): The delay was due to the shortage of medical personnel in the area. A medical examination of the applicant has now been carried out and a decision on the application will be made very shortly. If and when the application is approved payment of the allowance will be made retrospective to the data of the application.
Dáil Éireann 359 Written Answers. Disabled Person's Maintenance Allowance.