Killian forces change to Mobility Aid Grant Scheme

Killian forces change to Mobility Aid Grant Scheme

The change to the rule on Occupational Therapists Reports funded by applicants applying to Meath County Council; for Mobility Aid. Housing Adaptation Grants has been warmly welcomed by Nick Kilian the Ratoath based councillor. At the March meeting Killian highlighted and objected to the onerous rule being introduced for Grant Applicants where the applicant would have to pay for an Occupational Therapist Report prior to making the application. The Council has decided that applicants will not be required to engage the services of a private sector Occupational Therapist, based on medical priority and availability of funding Meath County Council will engage their own Occupational Therapist if deemed necessary.Killian said” I want to thank the County Manager for taking on board my concerns and agreeing to remove the difficulties that disabled and elderly applicants would have to endure in seeking out an O/T but the hardship of paying for a report and no guarantee that they would be grant aided.I will state that not enough money is being made available for Mobility/ Housing Adaptation Grants for a county the size of Meath. It further confirms my strongly held view that this Government has no strategic policy for the Disabled and they have been cast to one side as people of no importance”

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