2019 Pre-Budget Submission

MS Ireland publish Pre-Budget Submission for 2019

Our key asks are:

  • Investment of €3 million in neurology services 
  • Investment of €4.5 million in neurorehabilitation services
  • Investment of €11 million in community services for people with disabilities – including Personal Assistants  and Home Support/Home Help
  • €13.75 million increase for the Housing Adaptation Grant scheme
  • Automatic entitlement to a GP Visit Card for those in receipt of the Long Term Illness Scheme
  • Raise the level of the Medical Card earnings disregard for people on Disability Allowance or on Partial Capacity Benefit associated with Invalidity Pension as per the recommendations in the 2017 ‘Make Work Pay’ report 
  • Ring-fence savings from the 2016 IPHA Agreement for spending on access to new and innovative medications

Read our Pre-Budget Submission here

This submission has been prepared by Harriet Doig, Information, Advocacy and Research Officer. Questions and comments can be directed to harrietd@ms-society.ie