Boy with ADHD sues over refusal of disability allowance

A teenage boy with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and a cleft lip and palate has taken a High Court challenge after being refused a disability allowance.The case raises issues concerning whether there is a policy within the Department of Social Protection under which disability allowance deciding officers abdicate their decision making responsibilities by deferring to… Read More Boy with ADHD sues over refusal of disability allowance

Disability allowance for under-18s should be axed – report

Disability allowance payments to under-18s should be ended, according to unpublished expert group reports being considered by the Government. The recommendations are likely to prove highly controversial. A previous plan to stop the paying the disability allowance to under 18s was abandoned by the Government within hours of it being announced in the 2012 Budget… Read More Disability allowance for under-18s should be axed – report