Donegal TD hits out over delays in Disability Transport Support Schemes

A Donegal Deputy says the Health Minister has questions to answer over ongoing delays in establishing a disability transport scheme.

Applications for the Motorised Transport Grant and Mobility Allowance schemes were closed to new applicants in 2013 with payments made to existing recipients of the latter continuing, pending the establishment of a new dedicated Transport Support Scheme.

It's also been revealed that a Memorandum to Government on proposals for a new Transport Support Payment Scheme was withdrawn last month.

Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says this scheme is vital, particularly for those residing in counties like Donegal: