VICTORY FOR FRANK! WHEELCHAIR-USER HAS DISABILITY ALLOWANCE REINSTATED

first_imgDisabled Letterkenny man Frank Larkin has had his disability allowance reinstated.Wheelchair-user Frank had his €188 weekly allowance suspended because he could not sign on for his payment at his local post office.Frank, 41, found the three disabled parking bays close to the post office on Main Street busy – some with illegally parked cars. He drove around the town several times before deciding not to sign on in April.Frank, of Long Lane, continued to sign on and receive his cash but received a letter on Monday morning from the Department of Social Protection telling him his allowance was being suspended.The letter informed him he had to put his reasons in writing why he did not sign on for his allowance.This morning Frank told Donegal Daily that he had since been contacted by the Disability Allowance office apologising for the incident and lifting the payment suspension. Frank said “They have contacted me and told me my allowance would not be suspended.“They said they were only following procedure and asked me if I could nominate someone to collect my allowance when I cannot collect it.“I’m glad it has been sorted because what they did was simply unfair,” he said.Frank, who has just completed his Higher Diploma in Disability Studies, said he will continue to highlight the problem of people parking illegally in disabled parking bays.  VICTORY FOR FRANK! WHEELCHAIR-USER HAS DISABILITY ALLOWANCE REINSTATED was last modified: May 22nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Department of Social and Family Protectiondisability allowanceFrank Larkinsuspendedlast_img

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