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Dáil Question on eligible conditions for the long-term illness scheme – 18th September 2013

Dáil Question No: 628

To ask the Minister for Social Protection if she will extend the list of eligible conditions for the long term illness scheme; if the chronic condition of Hirschsprung’s disease will be included on the scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. – Anthony Lawlor

For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Answered by Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton

REPLY

Eligibility for the various illness schemes is determined on a case by case basis with regard to the severity of the condition involved and its expected duration. There is no list of eligible conditions for long term illness.

ENDS