Wednesday 17 January 2018

Suzy Byrne: We’re not talking bad backitis here ... we’re talking about people with real disabilities

• MIRACLES and instant cures from disability on offer from Irish Government. • Main-streaming will eradicate severe and profound disabilities. • Employers will suddenly offer jobs to everyone even if they can’t work. • Cutting disability allowance for young people brings them into line with their non disabled peers.

These deductions can be made by the defence strategy by Government parties of the cut to disability allowance announced yesterday.

If your disability meant that your family qualified for domiciliary care allowance when you were a child (ie it was a ‘severe disability’ and you needed constant care and attention) this disability will now disappear on your 18th birthday or half of it will until the age of 24. Congratulations! Well that’s what the government are implying whilst also not paying attention to the many other problems with disability policy in the land.

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