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Review of Domiciliary Care Allowance

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told Brendan Griffin (FG, Kerry S) that the review of the working group for the Domiciliary Care Allowance would report by the end of December this year (Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th September 2012, 67).  Its terms of reference included its policy objectives; the administrative, medical assessment and appeals processes; and the medical guidelines.  The group was also advised to liaise with the Advisory Group on Tax and Welfare and incorporate any relevant findings into the administrative arrangements and then recommend whether legislative changes were required or whether its operation needed further refinement.