To: Regina Doherty TD

Eligibility for People Living With Disabilities for Household Benefits/Fuel Allowance

I want Regin Doherty to allow people living with disabilities whether sharing or living alone eligibility to the Household Benefits Package and Fuel Allowance.

Why is this important?

We are in a housing crisis. Many people living with disabilities are forced to share accommodation. Even if they share with strangers people living with disabilities are not eligible for the Household Benefits or Fuel Allowance Package. So people who depend on electricity for medical equipment are excluded because they share accommodation. It makes no sense and feels discriminatory. Allow people living with disabilities eligibility for €35 a month for electricity and for the fuel allowance for the winter. People living with disabilities didn't chose this life and deserve not to be punished for it.


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