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Entitlements for people with disability
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Home tuition

 

        Eating disorder sufferers, who can't attend school are entitled to home tuition!

 

Not to loose contact to the school curriculum is an important issue.  Sometimes leaving school cannot be prevented due to the sufferer's physical and psychological condition.  After recovery sufferers often find themselves without a leaving certificate due to having left school for a period of time because of the eating disorder. These people have the right to obtain their leaving certificate, achieving a result according to their academic abilities and not be hindered by their previous interruption/discontinuation of school.
 

 

source : www.comhairle.ie    publications/entitlements

On the comhairle website www.comhairle.ie  you will find very useful information about allowances and entitlements.  Sufferers from an eating disorder , their families and carers are entitled to various welfare payments, health services, grants and other entitlements.

Use this link and study carefully the entitlements for people with disability and contact your nearest

Citizen Information Centre.

Sufferers from an eating disorder are also entitled to Back to Education Allowance, if their education was interrupted due to the eating disorder.


Back to Education Allowance

source:www.comhairle.com

There are a number of ways in which unemployed people, lone parents and people getting certain disability payments can return to full-time education (second and third level) and receive the Back to Education Allowance paid by the Department of Social and Family Affairs. They also may retain secondary benefits such as Rent/Mortgage Supplement.
Who qualifies:
you may qualify if you are one of the following:
  • At least 18 years of age and getting one of the following payments for at least six months: Blind Pension, Disability Allowance, Invalidity Pension, Unemployability Supplement. (From September 2005 12 months for third level courses – currently 15 months)
  • In receipt of Disability Benefit for at least three years
  • At least 21 years of age (24 for a third level post graduate course) and getting one of the following payments for at least six months: Carer´s Allowance (if caring responsibilities have ceased), Widow/Widower´s (Contributory or Non-Contributory) Pension, Deserted Wife´s Benefit/Allowance, Prisoner´s Wife´s Allowance, Farm Assist, One-Parent Family Payment, Unemployment Assistance, Unemployment Benefit. (From September 2005 12 months for third level courses – currently 15 months)
  • Aged between 18 and 20, out of the formal education system for at least 2 years and getting one of the following payments for at least six months: One-Parent Family Payment, Unemployment Assistance, Unemployment Benefit. (From September 2005 12 months for third level courses – currently 15 months)
  • A person with a disability who is finishing a Community Employment (CE) scheme and who had not been in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment at the time of starting the scheme. Where there is a gap of more than 4 weeks between finishing on the CE scheme and starting on the approved course, an entitlement to a qualifying social welfare payment must be established.
Note:
Time spent on VTOS (see below), Community Employment, Back to Work Allowance Scheme, FÁS training courses etc. may count towards the qualifying period.
Payment:
You are paid a standard rate of payment. If you are currently getting a reduced rate of payment, your allowance is brought up to the maximum rate of your current payment. In addition you are also paid an annual Cost of Education Allowance of €254 (€400 from September 2005).
The allowance is normally paid for the full duration of the course including all holiday periods. However, if you were getting an unemployment payment before starting on the scheme the allowance is not paid between academic years. Your payment is not affected by any other income you may have, e.g. working part-time or during holiday periods. Your Rent/Mortgage Supplement may be affected by any additional income you may have.
If you qualify for the allowance your spouse/partner may also qualify in their own right, provided you are getting an increase for a Qualified Adult with your allowance/benefit. You are each paid the personal rate of payment and Cost of Education Allowance.
How to apply:
Apply to the second/third level college/institution for advice on courses and how to apply for a place. After you have been accepted on the course contact your local Social Welfare Office for form BTE 1.

Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme

VTOS allows people who are aged 21 or over and who have been receiving certain social welfare payments for at least six months to take up a full-time education course at certain vocational centres around the country.
Who qualifies:
You must be aged 21 or over and
  • getting Disability Allowance, Disability Benefit, Invalidity Pension, Unemployment Assistance/Benefit or One-Parent Family Payment for at least six months
  • getting Blind Pension, Deserted Wife´s Benefit/Allowance, Widow/Widowers (Contributory or Non-Contributory) Pension or Prisoner´s Wife´s Allowance (provided you have not been engaged in paid work for at least 6 months prior to starting the course). Those in receipt of Carer´s Allowance whose caring responsibilities have ceased may also be eligible.
Payment:
The course centre pays you the equivalent of the maximum rate of your unemployment payment. Recipients of Disability Allowance, Disability Benefit, Invalidity Pension and other social welfare payments continue to be paid by the Department of Social and Family Affairs at a rate equivalent to the maximum rate of your current social welfare payment. A small lunch allowance is paid and a small travel allowance may also be paid by the VEC to those who live more than three miles from the course centre. Secondary benefits are also retained and free books and materials are provided. A training bonus of €31.80 per week is also paid to those who were in receipt of an eligible social welfare payment for at least a year prior to starting on VTOS. Limited childcare support is also available.
You can work without it affecting your payment. However, your Rent/Mortgage Interest Supplement may be affected by any additional income apart from the training bonus you may have.
How to Apply:
Apply to your local VEC for a place.


 
Co. Carlow VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Larry Kavanagh
Administrative Offices,
Athy Road
Co. Carlow

Tel: (059)9138560
Fax: (059)9138587
Email: admin@carlowvec.ie
Website: www.carlowvec.ie


 
Co. Cavan VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Colm McEvoy
Administrative Offices,
Keadue
Co. Cavan

Tel: (049) 4331044
Fax: (049) 4331467
Email: info@cavanvec.ie
Website: www.cavanvec.ie

       

 
Co. Clare VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Mr George O'Callaghan
Administrative Offices,
Station Road,
Ennis
Co. Clare

Tel: (065) 6828107/6820144
Fax: (065) 6824928
Email: coclarevec@eircom.net


 
City of Cork VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Ted Owens CEO
Administrative Offices,
Emmet Place

Co. Cork

Tel: (021) 4273377
Fax: (021) 4275680
Email: ceo@corkvec.ie
Website: www.corkvec.ie

Co. Cork VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Barra O'Briain
QC House,
Cork Business & Technology Park,
Model Farm Road
Co. Cork

Tel: (021) 4800900
Fax: (021) 4800950
Email: ceo@cocorkvec.ie
Website: www.cocorkvec.ie


 
City of Dublin VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Ms Jacinta Stewart
Administrative Offices,
Town Hall,
Merrion Road,
Ballsbridge,
Dublin 4
Co. Dublin

Tel: (01) 6680614/6684394
Fax: (01) 6680710
Email: ceo@cdvec.ie
Website: www.cdvec.ie

Co. Dublin VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Pat O'Connor
Administrative Offices,
1 Tuansgate,
Belgard Square East,
Tallaght,
Dublin 24
Co. Dublin

Tel: (01) 4529600
Fax: (01) 4515196
Email: info@codubvec.ie
Website: www.codubvec.ie

Dun Laoghaire VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Mr John Ryan CEO
Dun Laoghaire VEC
Administrative Offices
Century Court
100 Upper Georges St
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Co. Dublin

Tel: 01 2147200
Fax: 01 2147234
Email: info@dlvec.ie
Website: www.dlvec.ie



 
Co. Galway VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Seosamh Mac Donncha Uas.
Administrative Offices,
Coilear Bán
Athenry
Co. Galway
Co. Galway

Tel: (091) 874260/874261
Fax: (091) 874270
Email: cogalvec@eircom.net
Website: www.countygalwayvec.com



  
Kerry Education Service (Co. Kerry VEC)
Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Barney O'Reilly
Riverside House,
Dan Spring Road,
Tralee,
Co. Kerry
Co. Kerry

Tel: (066) 7121488/7121248
Fax: (066) 7121531
Email: info@cokerryed.ie
Website: www.cokerryed.ie


 
Co. Kildare VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Sean Ashe
Aras Cilll Dara
Devoy Park
Limerick Road,
Naas,
Co. Kildare

Tel: (045) 897358/879502
Fax: (045) 879916
Email: cooffice@kildarevec.ie
Website: www.kildarevec.ie


 
Co. Kilkenny VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Rodger Curran
Administrative Offices,
Seville Lodge
Callan Road
Kilkenny
Co. Kilkenny

Tel: (056) 7770966
Fax: (056) 7765281
Email: cooffice@kilkennyvec.ie
Website: www.kilkennyvec.ie



Co Laois VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Ms Anne O'Keefe
Administrative Offices,
Ridge Road,
Portlaoise
Co. Laois

Tel: (057) 8621352 8622435 8622316 8622015
Fax: (057) 8621877
Email: headoffice@laoisvec.ie
Website: www.laoisvec.ie



 
Co. Leitrim VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Mr John F. Blunnie
Administrative Offices,
St. George's Terrace,
Carrick-on-Shannon
Co. Leitrim

Tel: (071) 9620024/9620513
Fax: (071) 9621362
Email: vecoffice@leitrimvec.ie


 
Co. Limerick VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Sean Burke

County Limerick VEC.,
Marshal House,
Dooradoyle Road,
Co. Limerick

Co. Limerick

Tel: (061) 442 100
Fax: (061) 442 199
Email: admin@limerickvec.ie


 
Co. Longford VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Ms Josephine O'Donnell
Administrative Offices,
Battery Road
Co. Longford

Tel: (043) 46493/46384/41030
Fax: (043) 45360
Email: admin@longfordvec.ie
Website: www.longfordvec.com


 
Co. Louth VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Dr Peter J. Connolly
Administrative Offices,
Chapel Street,
Dundalk
Co. Louth

Tel: (042) 9334047
Fax: (042) 9339412
Email: admin@louthvec.ie
Website: www.louthvec.ie


 
Co. Mayo VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Dr Katie Sweeney
Administrative Offices,
Newtown,
Castlebar
Co. Mayo

Tel: (094) 9024188
Fax: (094) 9024187
Email: admin@mayovec.ie


 
Co. Meath VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Peter Kierans
Administrative Offices,
Abbey Road,
Navan
Co. Meath

Tel: 046 90 21447
Fax: 046 90 29821
Email: education@meathvec.ie
Website: www.meathvec.ie

Co. Westmeath VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Gearóid Ó Brádaigh CEO
Co. Westmeath VEC
Marlinstown Office Park
Mullingar
Co. Westmeath
Co. West Meath

Tel: 044 9348389/9340834
Fax: 044 9343533
Email: headoffice@westmeathvec.ie
Website: www.westmeathvec.ie


 
Co. Monaghan VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Larry McCluskey
VEC Administration Centre,
Market Street
Co. Monaghan

Tel: (047) 30888
Fax: (047) 30889
Email: monaghanvec@eircom.net
Website: www.monaghanvec.ie


 
Co. Offaly VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Diarmuid O'Neill
Administrative Offices,
O'Connor Square,
Tullamore
Co. Offaly

Tel: (057) 9321406
Fax: (057) 9351400
Email: headoffice@offalyvec.ie
Website: www.offalyvec.ie


 
Co. Roscommon VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Larry O'Farrelly
Administrative Offices,
Lanesboro Street
Co. Roscommon
Co. Roscommon

Tel: (090) 6626151
Fax: (090) 6626537
Email: admin@roscommonvec.ie
Website: www.roscommonvec.ie


 
Co. Sligo VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Martin O'Brien
Quay Street,
Sligo
Co. Sligo

Tel: (071) 9142438
Fax: (071) 9144121
Email: sligovec@eircom.net
Website: www.sligovec.ie


 
Co. Tipperary (N.R.) VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Mr David Leahy
Church Road,
Nenagh
Co. Tipperary

Tel: (067) 31250
Fax: (067) 32273
Email: admin@tippnorthvec.ie
Website: www.tippnorthvec.ie

Co. Tipperary S.R. VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Ms Fionuala McGeever
Western Road
Clonmel
Co. Tipperary

Tel: (052) 21067/23067
Fax: (052) 25951
Email: admin@tippsouth.vec.ie
Website: www.tippsouthvec.ie


 
Co. Waterford VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Paddy Lavelle
Administrative Offices,
Wolfe Tone Road,
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford

Tel: (058) 41780/41654
Fax: (058) 41166
Email: watvecco@eircom.net


 
Co. Westmeath VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Gearóid Ó Brádaigh CEO
Co. Westmeath VEC
Marlinstown Office Park
Mullingar
Co. Westmeath
Co. West Meath

Tel: 044 9348389/9340834
Fax: 044 9343533
Email: headoffice@westmeathvec.ie
Website: www.westmeathvec.ie


 
Co. Wexford VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Ms Clare McMahon
Administrative Offices,
Ardcavan Business Park,
Ardcavan,
Co. Wexford

Tel: (053) 9123799/9123896/9144753
Fax: (053) 9124109


 
Co. Wicklow VEC
Chief Executive Officer: Ms Fiona Hartley
Administrative Offices,
PO Box 15
Church Street
Wicklow Town
Co. Wicklow

Tel: (0404) 20460
Fax: (0404) 20460
Email: headoffice@wicklowvec.ie
Website: www.wicklowvec.ie


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