A Roscommon TD is calling on the government to extend the payment of Disability Allowance for three months, following the death of a child in line with Domiciliary Care Allowance.
A grieving mother expressed her shock h after she was sent a letter asking her to repay the money after her son died last month.
It asked her to send back a disability payment received on the week of his death.
Claire Kerrane is now tabling an amendment to as Social Welfare Act to change the rules regarding the payment of Disability Allowance after death
She appealed to Minister Heather Humphreys to change the rules urgently:
"Really, what it comes down to, is what is the difference between a 15-year-old with a disability and a 17-year-old with a disability when they pass away. Why they should be treated differently based on age. This is wrong and it has been highlighted and it needs to be fixed."