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Comparative systems of assessment of illness or disability for the purposes of adult social welfare payments. Second report (Carers)

Cousins, Mel; Pennings, Frans; Roberts, Simon; Stafford, Bruce

Authors

Mel Cousins

Frans Pennings

Simon Roberts

Bruce Stafford



Abstract

Purpose of the report: This is the second report of the study of comparative systems of assessment of illness or disability for the purposes of adult social welfare payments. This report considers assessment systems for carer payments in relation to disability status of an adult cared-for person. The purpose of the research, as set out in the RFT,is to examine systems for medical/disability assessment and review used in other comparable jurisdictions and to draw key learning for the Irish system.
Methodology: The research looks at assessment systems for adult carers payments in a number of OECD countries, using 1) a review of relevant literature (including review of various online academic databases and legal databases) 2) access to online information from social security authorities and others 3) review of detailed evaluations of assessment systems (where these are available) 4)contacts with key informants in the chosen countries. The researchers first carried out a rapid review of assessment systems in a range of OECD countries (see Initial Review). On the basis of this study it was agreed to focus the research on Australia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nova Scotia (Canada) and the United Kingdom (UK).
Structure of the report: In chapter 2, we provide a short overview of issues concerning support for carers drawing on the available literature. Chapter 3 provides an overview of the assessment systems in the five jurisdictions. Finally chapter 4 discusses the relevance of the findings to the Irish system.The detailed country reports are set out in the Annexes.

Book Type Monograph
Report Type Research Report
Publication Date Feb 23, 2016
APA6 Citation Cousins, M., Pennings, F., Roberts, S., & Stafford, B. (2016). Comparative systems of assessment of illness or disability for the purposes of adult social welfare payments. Second report (Carers). National Disability Authority
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
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