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


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.