Dáil Éireann - Volume 586 - 25 May, 2004

Written Answers. - Medical Certificates.

  292. Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Health and Children , further to Parliamentary Question No. 138 of 26 February, regarding a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8, he will expedite a decision in their application for a primary medical certificate; and if he will also review the decision not to grant mobility allowance. [15537/04]

  Mr. T. O’Malley: A reply issued from the ERHA to the Deputy on 26 April. The application for a mobility allowance was refused on medical grounds following an assessment and a subsequent appeal, both of which were conducted and reviewed by designated medical officers.

An application for a primary medical certificate was made on 2 February. It is being considered by the community care area 3, Dublin south city. If criteria is met a certificate will be recommended for issue.