Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Decision to review proposed changes to disability allowance welcome - Ó Ríordáin

"I welcome the decision made today by the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., to review the proposed changes to the Disability Allowance.

"I know that there has been a lot of unease regarding the measures outlined in the Budget, and the fact that it will not feature in the Social Welfare Bill tomorrow, means there will be more time to assess the merits of the proposed changes.

"I thank the Minister for listening to the concerns of individuals and interest groups who have voiced their disquiet over the past two days, and it is my hope that a more suitable resolution can be found."