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aN unemployed father who is the primary carer for his 11-year-old son, who has dyspraxia and autism spectrum disorder, has brought a legal challenge over the Department of Social Protection's refusal of a domiciliary care allowance for the boy.

aN unemployed father who is the primary carer for his 11-year-old son, who has dyspraxia and autism spectrum disorder, has brought a legal challenge over the Department of Social Protection's refusal of a domiciliary care allowance for the boy.

It is claimed in the High Court that the handling of the man's appeal was in contradiction of the Department's own changed policy for dealing with such appeals.

In his action, the man alleges the chief appeals officer had written to his lawyers last September asserting the decision dismissing the appeal was reached in accordance with legislation, fair procedures and natural justice.

Mr Justice Seamus Noonan yesterday granted the man's lawyers leave to bring judicial review proceedings.


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