Calls for means test for carers to be abolished.

The means test for carers should be abolished according to Catherine Cox Regional Manager of the Carers Association of Ireland. Of the 5,600 carers around the county just over 1,000 are in receipt of an allowance of 139 euro per week. Catherine Cox says this is not an income but a supplement. She says the state shouldn`t look at their financial status but at the needs of a carer.

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