Minister commits to medical cards for all children on DCA payments

The Minister for Health has committed to granting full medical cards to all children whose parents are getting the domicillary care allowance.

The allowance is given to parents of children under 16 with a severe disability, who requires ongoing care and attention.

Donegal Fianna Fail TD Pat ‘the Cope’ Gallagher raised the issue in the Dail this week.

He says legislation is to come before the Dail before the end of this month to ensure that these families get this much-needed payment.

He says it means these children should have these medical cards by June: