Mean cut to Old Age Pensioners by Tánaiste Joan Burton T.D. – Healy

Deputy Seamus Healy has condemned Tánaiste Joan Burton for one of the meanest cuts yet.

 

Having insulted pensioners with a miserly €3 per week budget increase she now has instructed officers of the Department of Social Welfare to cut that €3 from sick pensioners who require a Special Diet.

 

Hard to believe – yes, Well I am attaching a copy of the cut notification received by a 90 year old pensioner (personal details are excluded).

SWA diet supplement cut

This is one of the many cuts targeting pensioners such as abolition of telephone allowance, reduction in household benefits package, reduction in fuel allowance, increased prescription charges, abolition of the bereavement grant and the list goes on.

 

Deputy Healy has called on Labour Party Tánaiste Joan Burton T.D. to reverse this cut immediately.

Seamus Healy TD

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