Minister for Disability welcomes resumption of assessments for Primary Medical Certificates
Anne Rabbitte TD, Minister of State for Disability, has welcomed the resumption of the assessment process for Primary Medical Certificates under the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers (Tax Concessions) Scheme.
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***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)
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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.
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