Written answers

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Department of Health

Rehabilitative Training Allowance Payments

Photo of Róisín ShortallRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats)
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160. To ask the Minister for Health if disability organisations will be provided with funding to allow them to pay the full Christmas bonus to recipients of the rehabilitative training allowance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50530/19]

Photo of Finian McGrathFinian McGrath (Dublin Bay North, Independent)
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The Government has decided to pay a Christmas Bonus of 100% of the weekly rate to recipients of the Rehabilitative Training (RT) Bonus payment, with payment to be made as early as possible in December 2019. Accordingly, the Health Service Executive (HSE) are authorised to arrange the payment to current recipients of the RT bonus.

As the issue is now a service matter, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the HSE for direct reply to the Deputy.


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