Incase you missed our recent Webinar on 'Choosing the right Wheelchair Assessible Vehicle', see below a link to a recording:

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The DDAI are running a series of FREE Webinars during March, April & May. If you are interested please register below:

Dates for DDAI Webinars:

Friday 9th April 2021 at 2:00pm  – Electric Vehicles (EV’s)

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Friday 14th May 2021 at 2:00pm  – Disabled Drivers & Passengers Tax Relief Scheme & Primary Medical Certificate

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Friday 12th March 2021 at 2:00pm – EU Parking Card(Blue Badge)

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Click the link below to check out all the main services and entitlements for people with disabilities. The focus is on adults with a long-term illness or disability likely to last at least one year.

Citizens Information

***Update 26/1/2021*** Processing of Primary Medical Certs will have to await easing of Covid restrictions

Dáil Eireann  5th February 2021

Paschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 211 and 212 together.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has confirmed that he is to bring a Report Stage Amendment to Finance Bill 2020 in order to introduce “accelerated capital allowances” for farm safety equipment. See link below to read the full article.

https://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/government-introduces-accelerated-tax-relief-on-farm-safety-equipment/

If you have a disability or reduced mobility, you have the right to access air, train, bus, coach, or boat travel like anybody else.

A small bit of relief from worry in the Finance Bill for those, who continued and still continue to be in receipt of Mobility Allowance after the scheme was suspended in 2013. With the suspension of the scheme there existed a technical liability for income tax in respect of these payments. An amendment has been passed in the Finance Bill exempting past and future payments from income tax liability. In the amendment debate, Minister Donohue, described the provision as follows;

Wednesday 11th November in the Oireachtas.

Question: Richard O'Donoghue (Limerick County, Independent)

First, for people who qualified for a primary medical certificate before the Supreme Court judgment in June of this year and who are upgrading their vehicles, are they still entitled to the VRT payment or has that been restricted? Second, with regard to the cost of the Supreme Court judgment, has it cleared the backlog of people waiting for their primary medical certificates?

The issuing of primary medical certificates for disabled drivers and passengers has been suspended due to a court decision in June.

Confirmation has been made in a written reply from the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to Independent TD Denis Naughten.

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2020/1006/1169864-disability-drivers/

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