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Too Old to be Equal? – A Follow-up

Published  October 2012

A Follow-up Investigation by the Ombudsman into the Illegal Refusal by the Department of Health of Mobility Allowance to People over 66 Years of Age.

A Report to the Dáil and Seanad under section 6(5) and (7) of the Ombudsman Act 1980

An Investigation under section 4 of the Ombudsman Act 1980

25 October  2012



Too Old to be Equal - A follow up

(Format: Adobe PDF, Size: 1358KB)


  1. Introduction and Summary
  2. Key Issues from Too Old to be Equal
  3. Failure to Implement Ombudsman’s Recommendation
  4. Recent Complaints  - Upper Age Limits for Mobility Allowance
  5. Ombudsman Analysis
  6. Department’s Response
  7. Ombudsman’s Comments on Response
  8. Findings
  9. Recommendations
  10. Recommendations Rejected – Ombudsman Comment
  11. Appendix - Items of key correspondence between Ombudsman and Dept Health

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